07/16/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Washington, DC Mark is a C/OF who will graduate in 2021. Defensively behind the plate, he shows a solid setup as he sits in well. He tracks pitches into his mitt and recovers quickly when blocking pitches in the dirt. In the OF, he takes quick routes/angles as he tracks down fly balls. He keeps his hands out in front and makes on-line throws to his target. With the stick, Mark has fluid rhythm to load. He takes aggressive hacks through the zone and consistently drives pitches on a line. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Quicker footwork 2. Develop soft hands 3. Quick exchange to throw Outfield 1. Quick 1st step 2. Work behind the fly ball 3. Arm strength (long toss) Offense 1. Improve bat speed 2. Lower 1/2 drive 3. Extend more through contact