01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Mark impressed scouts, yet again, at the UAPSAA Event with Baseball Factory. Present strength is very much evident at the dish, as he quickly accelerates the barrel through contact. He has an aggressive approach and is very fluid/smooth with his rhythm & timing, making the ball jumps off the barrel. At 1B, he works his feet actively to make plays right and left. For his size, Mark moves very well (5'11/205 lbs), and works his feet around the bag. His glove plays clean and he has a consistent arm stroke throwing across the diamond. Overall - Mark's strong frame and current ability are definite separators that put him on par with the next level talent.
06/29/2016 - Under Armour Firecracker Classic 18U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Mark continues to show improvements in his baseball tools with a promising future on the diamond. At 1B, defensive abilities are now outstanding. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver, displaying clean / sure hands. Glove action is a plus as he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity) working through a level swing path. He shows good barrel accuracy with the baseball exploding off the bat. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is a team player and works hard to be the best player he can be.
06/18/2016 - Omaha National World Series - Session 1
Mark continues to show a promising future on the diamond with the makings of a special type player. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.20 runner. At the plate is where he continues to show best and now displays tremendous power potential. He has strength in his swing with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields, displaying gap to gap pop. At the event, he was 4 for 8 with 2 2B. At 1B, feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is sure as he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
04/03/2016 - College PREP - Lake Charles, LA
Mark is an athletic 1B/OF who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.28. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying outstanding hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He is strong and has leverage in his swing as he drives the baseball. Hands work inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. At 1B, defensive abilities are well above average. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. He moves well side to side, displaying range. Glove action is soft and sure as he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt. In the OF, feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads well off the bat and works to get behind balls, playing through well. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on throws. Mark has a ton of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.