01/15/2016 - Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City Malike is an athletic OF who worked very hard on his skills during his time in Pirate City. He is coachable, asks questions and has a willingness to learn. Offensively, this righty stands in with good balance, patience and good zone awareness. He barrels the ball up consistently and proved to be a tough out (2 for 4 with 2 singles and 2 walks). Once on base he's aggressive and puts pressure on the defense. Increased power will come as he works to swing on a shorter/more direct path along with creating more extension through contact. In the OF, Cooper takes solid routes/angles to track down fly-balls to his right and left. He works into position behind the ball, gathers well and has a clean exchange to throw. Added overall strength will help to take his game to the next level. Only a 2019 grad - Malike still has a ton of time to develop and get to where he wants to be.