06/05/2011 - College PREP - River Forest (Chicago), IL Michael is a small, solid strong lower half infielder that will graduate in 2012. At second base he shows a short arm action from a 3/4 arm slot making accurate throws with life to first base. He has an aggressive approach to the ball and a square fielding position on each play. He is sure handed and covers ground to both sides. He needs to work on his feeds to second on the double play and at times gets caught with a tall stance and deep hands when fielding. At the plate he shows an open stance with a square stride and good bat speed through the zone. He is on time with getting his front foot down and has the ability to spray the ball to all fields. He needs to work on controlling his pre-pitch movements, keep his front side in longer to help get better extension through the ball and get more use out of his lower body. Michael is strong for his size but he needs to work on foot speed to play the middle at the next level.