12/11/2020 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament Michael is a talented C/OF who showed well during his time at the Academic All-American Tournament. He shows great athletic ability from behind the plate, getting into a low/athletic setup and presenting a low/soft target. His pop time is in the 2.2 range where he uses good footwork to replace his feet and get rid of the ball quickly. A quick arm action produces strong and accurate throws (83 mph). Michael has great blocking technique as he is on time with efficient footwork to keep the ball in front. As a hitter, he continues to excel at the plate, setting up in a square/athletic position. Good body control and timing allow him to initiate his lower half and finish his swing with extension. He barrels the ball up and connects with pop. Michael will make an impact both offensively and defensively this upcoming season.