03/01/2020 - Interactive Video Program - Wilson, NC
Mason is a very talented, switch hitting 2-way player who continues to progress on the diamond. At 3B, he has active/athletic actions, works into a square fielding position and funnels smoothly. Transfer/exchange is clean with zip and accuracy on his throws across the diamond. At the plate, he currently shows slightly better from the right side. He remains balanced, takes a smooth hack and squares the ball up consistently. On the mound, Mason pounds the zone with an effective 3-pitch mix. FB has good life, now topping out at 73 mph. Breaking ball shows 11/5 shape with tight spin. Changeup shows to be his best off-speed pitch with good arm-side run. He is mechanically sound, repeats well and throws strikes. Mason is a skilled athlete who has a ton of upside with still a lot of time to progress.
12/27/2018 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Mason shined once again at the Winter Classic. At 3B, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he works to square balls up but needs to attack, playing through more with his body. Glove action is soft / clean and presents out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he showed an athletic setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 59-63 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 3/9 shape with across break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup but throws too hard, resembling fastball. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard.
09/30/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Raleigh, NC
Mason is a long, lean, 2-way player who plays 3B and RHP. Defensively, Mason has efficient footwork, he fields aggressively, and has good body control to the ball. He presents well, has a clean exchange, and throws with accuracy to his target. On the mound, Mason has a compact delivery, a loose arm action, and he competes in the strike zone with his pitches. At the plate, Mason can switch hit. From the right side, Mason has good balance, he swings aggressively, and makes square contact. From the left side, Mason tracks well, stands in well balanced, and gets good extension through the ball. Overall skills can get better with work on the following.
2. Fielding position
2. Eyes on target
2. Lower body
3. Bat speed