07/28/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18) Marcus continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate, power potential has improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Barrel accuracy is a plus, displaying gap-to-gap pop. Power will continue to improve as utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At the event, he was 2 for 3 for 4 BB as shows a patient approach and strong recognition of the strike zone. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.15 range. Feet are active working in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Glove action is soft as he sticks balls well in the zone through the receiving process. He uses his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner to improve grade. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.