01/16/2009 - Under Armour Preseason All America - 2009 Michael is a two position guy with a pretty good feel at both spots. Behind the plate, he does a good job of gaining ground and getting rid off the ball quickly. Has an accurate arm with good carry. Gets around the ball in the dirt well and shows good lateral range. At the plate shows above average batspeed and a feel for the barrel—mainly to the pull side. Mechanics of the swing (open stance, long stride, late foot) lend themselves to a long swing. Needs to be more directional in order to make more consistent contact and be able to use the whole field. On the mound, he has a loose, live arm and a fairly smooth delivery. Would life to see him finish down and on line to get better extension. 10/4 breaking ball was best pitch at this event. Did not give up a hit in his two innings of work.