11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18) Michael is a tall, solid RHP/1B who has a promising future on the diamond. On the mound, delivery is sound and repeatable through a projectable body. Arm action is loose and works well to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 70-74 mph with good sinking action and deception. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He slows arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows through a squared / athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a compact swing path. He is aggressive and makes consistent hard contact with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he uses his lower half more efficiently. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be. With 4 years to further develop, Michael has abilities with time and room to progress his game.