12/27/2017 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18) Merick is a hard working 2018 OF prospect. Merick has active pre pitch movement, and reads the ball off the bat well. He creates angles to the ball and works behind the ball well. Continuing to long toss and increase his arm strength will allow him keep runners from advancing bases. At the plate, Merick starts in athletic stance and gets his hands tino the launch position. He battles on every pitch and attacks the inside part of the ball. Continuing to have a quiet head and getting his front foot down on time will allow him recognize pitches. Merick isn't afraid to get dirty and is a true grinder. Merick will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.