11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Michael continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he continues to show best through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. At 1B, he displays smooth / fluid actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best he can be.
12/09/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Thousand Oaks, CA
Michael is s young, 2-way player who plays 1B and RHP. Defensively, Michael has soft hands, playable feet, and he moves around the bag well. He fields in a square position, his exchange is clean, and he throws with consistency to his target. On the mound, Michael has good balance, a loose arm action, and he separates on time. He gets good extension, lands in a square position, and finishes in a completely. Offensively, Michael has a tall stance, he loads well, and stands in well balanced. He has loose hands, fast bat speed, and he is short to the baseball. Michael can continue to improve with work on the following.
1. Arm strength
3. Fielding position
1. Glove side lead
3. Arm strength
1. Lower body
2. Widen base