05/28/2020 - 2020 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National South
Michael is a dynamic young prospect who does so many things well on the field. He is an athletic defender at SS with a natural feel for picking hops and putting himself into position to make plays. He has very sure hands and excellent body control to go with a quick exchange and plenty of arm for the left side of the diamond. Offensively, Michael swings with controlled aggression and uses quick hands and a balanced approach to barrel balls to all fields. He can even jump on the mound and run his fastball into the upper 80s with feel for a solid curve and change. On top of all of the tools, Michael plays the game...and practices the game...with a great energy that is contagious on the field. He makes the players around him better.
10/26/2019 - 2019 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Futures South
Michael is an athletic RHH hitting MIF that shows as a top prospect on the diamond. At the plate, hands are quick (109 mph exit velocity) as he squares the ball up consistently driving it on a line. Defensively, he takes a quick first step and has plus lateral range. He creates angles around the GB with fluid actions. DP turns are quick with zip (89 mph velocity) on his throws. Defensive abilities are at a pro level as he shows big play potential. With 2 years to further develop, Michael has tremendous upside with the makings of a draft pick in 2021.
05/28/2019 - 2019 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National South
Michael is an athletic and talented 2021 SS prospect. At SS, Michael is on time with his prep step, he has good footwork to the ball, and plays through his backhand. He has a quick first step to the ball, plays through the ball, and has a clean exchange. At the plate, Michael starts in a tall and open stance. He loads his hands back into the drive position, creates backside drive with his lower half, and sprays the ball to all fields. Michael will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
10/27/2018 - 2018 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Futures South
Only a 2021 grad, Michael is a very exciting young SS prospect. He has natural, athletic actions in all that he does on the field and has a frame that still screams projection. At the plate he has quality bat-to-ball skills with a gap-to-gap approach. He gets good extension through contact with a full finish and excellent barrel accuracy. Michael's approach seems to allow him to handle both velocity and off-speed offerings. As a defender, his actions are smooth with the instinctual ability to read hops well. He has dependable hands with good glove presentation and a quick, efficient release. There is a a lot to like with Michael and it will be exciting to continue to watch his development.