07/07/2014 - National Tryout - Trenton, NJ
Mason showed similar abilities in Trenton as he did in previous workouts. At the plate, Mason swings aggressively, he has good balance, and he works the middle of the field. He swings in good rhythm, hits line drives, and gets good extension through the ball. At 1st base, Mason shows good hustle, sure hands, and good body control. He has a clean exchange, follows his throws, and has some accuracy across the diamond.
01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at the Yankees Training Complex (Ages 12-14)
Mason is a very coachable young man with a high baseball IQ. As a first baseman he showed good pre-pitch readiness, footwork around the bag, and he fields out front. He needs to improve lateral quickness, keep weight off of heels, and be quicker with his exchange. On the mound Mason displayed a good front side, level shoulders, and throws strikes. Improvement can be made by developing the lower half, arm strength/speed, and getting more extension on the finish. At the plate Mason has an athletic/wide base, tracks the ball well, and has quick hands. He can improve his load/rhythm and allow the ball to travel into the proper hitting zone.