01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14) Mario is an athletic and talented 2023 3B prospect who was coachable, a great teammate, and had high energy. At the hot corner, Mario is on time with his prep step, he anticipates the ball off the bat, and presents a low/early glove. He has good footwork on double plays and makes accurate throws. He needs to continue to build arm strength through his throwing program and improve his first step to the ball. At the plate, Mario starts in a squared stance, he loads his hands back into the drive position, and gets his front foot down on time. He keeps the barrel on plane with the ball and makes consistent hard contact. He needs to continue to attack the inside part of the ball and create backside drive with his lower half. Mario will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.