08/11/2009 - E-ACR - Maryland 6 Max continues to show steady improvement with his baseball abilities. On the mound, showed nice loose and easy arm action. Very good mechanics allowed him to get to balance point consistently as he kept eyes on target. Kept his arm speed the same on all pitches which helped create deception. As he gets better glove side lead, he will be able to consistently get on top of pitches and work downhill. Utilized his lower half properly which created good direction to home plate. Showed the ability to throw strikes. At 1B, showed ability to play thru ball as he fielded out front. Made all the plays and looked very good turning 3-6-3 double play. Range will increase as foot speed improves. At the plate, had level swing with direct hands to the hitting zone. As he squares up his back foot, he will be able to generate good lower half explosion. Showed the ability to center ball and it jumped off barrel with some extension thru ball.