12/07/2014 - National Tryout - Dallas, TX
Messiah showed improvements to all aspects of his game in his most recent outing with Baseball Factory. Offensively, he stayed inside the ball at contact and had a line-drive approach. He got his hands activated to launch and was on-time with his actions. Loosening his grip and driving with his lower half are key to hard contact. In the OF, he moved well laterally and had a clean exchange to throw. He stayed on-line to his target, but could add arm strength through a throwing program. In all - Messiah is an athletic OF that has 4 years of high school to develop his game for the next level.
07/15/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Plano, TX
Messiah is a tall OF with athletic actions. Defensively, Messiah takes good angles to the ball, he has firm hands, and his feet are active. He fields athletically, and delivers the ball with consistency to his target from a short arm action. Offensively, Messiah has a square stance, good balance, and he makes square contact. He has a level swing, he gets good extension through the ball, and he swings in good rhythm. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Raise arm action
2. Long toss
3. Quicken exchange
2. Loosen grip
3. More lower 1/2