12/14/2008 - College PREP - Hightstown, NJ Mike is a catcher with a small body that does show projection as it continues to physically mature. Arm strength is solid average displaying carry to his target but does need to get on a strict long toss program to aid in developing more arm strength. He has the ability to catch and throw as indicated by his low pop time of 1.99. Exchange and transfer are quick and will lower pop times more as he learns to work his feet more directly in line with target. Blocking and receiving skills are slightly average and does need instruction and further development in these skills for the next level. At the plate, hitting abilities are slightly average with near average power. Set up is solid and he tracks the baseball well. Swing path is level but does get long, allowing the barrel to get out around the baseball. He shows a feel for the barrel to the pull side. Hitting grades and power numbers will improve quickly with some instruction and adjustments at the plate. Mike has abilities with a lot of room to improve.