07/26/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City
Michael is a coachable kid who is both athletic and confident on the field. He made very good improvements at Pirate City, especially in the outfield. Michael has above average arm strength, good accuracy, hands and range. Areas to improve upon would be judging fly balls, getting better jumps and overall footwork. At the plate Michael displayed good power, balance, lower half and his swing path is on-plane with extension. He needs to only load on time, keep hands higher and be more consistent. Michael has all the physical ability and a great attitude to match so if he continues to work there is no reason he should not find success in the future.
01/27/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Delray Beach, FL
Michael is a young, 2-way player who plays OF and SS. In the OF, Michael shows good hustle, he fields out front, and his hands are playable. He uses 2 hands, his exchange is clean, and he throws with some accuracy to his target. At SS, Michael has good body language, he makes the routine plays, and he moves okay laterally. At the plate, Michael has a square set-up, good balance, and average bat speed. He swings a level stick, he can spray to all fields, and he gets his lower 1/2 through. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Quicken feet
2. Long toss
3. Work on routes / angles
1. Loosen actions
2. Get glove down sooner
3. Long toss / accuracy
2. Shorten swing