11/02/2014 - National Tryout - Wilsonville (Portland), OR
Mason continues to work hard on his game. With the bat, this RHH shows a closed setup with patience. He has a strong upper 1/2 and swings the bat with authority. He squares it up and hits line-drives. Letting the ball travel deeper into the zone will help him to use the whole field. At 2B, Mason takes good angles around the ground ball and works from right to left through it. He is fundamentally sound and is sure handed. Continuing to develop more arm strength will only help his defensive play. Only a 2020 grad - Mason has a ton of time to develop his skills.
01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Mason continues to show consistency in his overall abilities. Defensively, he showed the ability to be quick with his double play feeds and smooth on slow rollers. His fielding position is square, but will need to work on playing lower. Improving his foot speed through agility drills will help his overall fielding grades. Offensively, this time Mason showed better rhythm in the box with a good feel for the strike zone. His path was direct, with good balance through his swing. Mason can improve if he uses his lower half more, which should come as he continues to physically mature.
09/28/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Bellevue (Seattle), WA
Mason is a young middle infielder. This 2B has a quick first step and works to get into a square fielding position. He works to the ball and makes the routine plays. At the plate, this righty displays a tall stance and left-lift type load. He keeps his eyes on the ball and squares it up. Work on the following will help to improve his overall game.
2. Arm strength
3. Body control
2. Swing path
3. Lower 1/2