01/27/2013 - College PREP - Jackson, MS Michael is a solid RHP/SS with a strong lower half that will graduate in 2015. Currently, he projects best at SS for the next level. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.30 60 time. He utilizes his quick / athletic feet well as he attacks ground balls and plays through well. Hands are soft / clean but needs to present more out front to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program and work to get rid of the baseball quicker. At the plate, Bruton shows a balanced approach with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He is aggressive and works to stay inside the ball with solid barrel accuracy. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 75-78 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with sharp break. He throws a knuckle ball that tumbles. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained. With 2 years to further develop, Michael has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.