12/27/2016 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2
Mark is an athletic and versatile 2B/C, who showed tremendous hustle and a good baseball IQ in his time in Pirate City. In the infield, he showed feet which were active in getting him into a position to field the baseball in the center of his body and out in front. He also showed good range to his left and right; backhand and forehand were solid. Behind the plate, Mark stayed under control to block balls in the dirt properly to keep them in front of him, along with an accurate arm. Offensively, he showed a patient and contact oriented approach, which allowed him to consistently get the pitch he wanted. He did a good job of using all fields, a product of his good balance, rhythm, and load. Extending his arms through contact will help with power to all fields. Overall, Mark is a student of the game, who shows a passion to get better every time he steps on the field.
07/13/2016 - College PREP - Washington, DC
Mark is a lean 2B/C who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 60 time of 7.32. At 3B, he displays smooth, fluid actions. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through well with his body. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds of the double play. Glove action is soft and sure as he presents well out front. At the plate, he shows a squared setup with balance. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact and works to keep hands inside the ball through a line drive approach. Behind the plate, hands and feet work well together through a quick, clean transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed in the 2.25 range with accuracy on his throws. Receiving and blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. With 2 years to further develop, Mark has a lot of potential and will catch the collegiate coaches' eyes as he continues to progress.