10/18/2020 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Tomball (Houston), TX
Michael is a C prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. Behind the plate, Michael shows efficient footwork and is agile moving to block. He sits in a low stance and presents a good target to the pitcher. He throws from a high 3/4 angle and keeps his throws accurate to the 2B bag. Making a quicker exchange can help Michael throw more baserunners out. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and gets back into his load well. He stays direct to the ball and sprays to all fields. Michael can be more controlled at the plate by maintaining center balance throughout his swing. With five more years to develop, Michael has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
12/16/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Madison (NYC), NJ
Michael is a thin, 2-way player who plays OF and catcher. In the OF, Michael has playable hands and feet and he makes the routine plays consistently. He keeps the ball in front, his exchange is clean, and he throws with some carry to his cut off man. Behind the plate, Michael has raw abilities, he sits in well, and tracks some. He has a long arm action and pop times as low as 3.7 seconds to 2nd base. Offensively, Michael has a tall/square set-up, he loads well, and can spray to all fields. He has a short/direct barrel, makes hard contact, and stays through the ball well. Overall skills can get better with work on the following.
2. Lower body