01/18/2013 - 2013 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Mark ran his fastest sixty yard dash to date at the Pre-Season All-America - 6.75 seconds. The left-handed swinging second basemen has good balance, level swing path, and quick hands that give way to flashes of power and consistent contact. Defensively, he takes good angles to balls with his active feet and has life on his throws. Staying low to throw will increase his arm strength even further and may allow an ability to inter-mix at shortstop. Overall, Mark projects well in the middle infield at the next level with an ability to pressure defenses with his bat and baserunning ability.
09/09/2012 - College PREP - Azusa, CA
Mark continues to shows improvements in all areas of his games since we last saw him. He has shown excellent improvement in his foot speed lowering his 60-yard dash time from 7.98 to 6.95. His overall rhythm has improved with fluid footwork and agile range. Arm strength has shown significant improvements going from 77 mph to 84 mph displaying good carry. At the plate, Mark continues to show a short level swing path with quick hands and a loose body. His lower half looks strong and shows line drive type power. With the ability to show improvements from year to year in all aspects of his game Mark should turn out to be a strong player at the next level.
09/05/2010 - College PREP - Azusa, CA
Mark is a young (2013) two-way player in the OF plus at 2B with a lean, athletic body that is well suited for his positions and shows projection as he continues to physically mature. Feet are active and aggressive in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls but needs to work on getting behind more to play through with momentum to his target. He shows a low to high approach on ground balls with hands and feet working well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Throws shows carry, flashing on line carry as he will benefit by getting on a long toss program. At 2B, he moves well laterally, displaying range with good glove presentation. Hands are soft, clean, and smooth in making all the plays. Offensively, Contreras continues to shine displaying well above average abilities and power. He loads well and attacks the baseball with his hands, showing a solid feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off his bat when centered. Hands work inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Swing path is level and aggressive as he will hit at the next level. With 3 years to further develop, Mark has the makings to be a special type player at the collegiate level as he continues to improve.