01/12/2018 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14) Marcus continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At SS, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / clean actions. Hands are clean and present well out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls but will benefit by playing through with his body. He moves well laterally with range improving as he improves quickness. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays on plane and makes consistent contact through a line drive approach. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 64 mph. Fastball shows a range of 61-64 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.