05/26/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Salt Lake City, UT Michael is an athletic LHP/OF prospect who will graduate in 2022. On the mound, Michael shows a repeatable delivery as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a good arm action and extends through on his release, finishing with his chest over his front knee. Michael has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 73mph. Breaking ball sits at 59mph with 1-7 break. Changeup ranges from 58-60mph with good sinking and cutting action as he throws with fastball arm speed. In the field, Michael shows active footwork and centers the ball in the middle of his body. He gets into and atheltic position and fields the ball with soft hands. He has a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistently on-line to his target. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and hits from a firm front side in his lower half. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed which leads to solid contact and line drives. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Pitching 1. Square stride 2. Long toss Defense 1. Get behind fly balls Hitting 1. Extend swing through the ball