07/17/2018 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Michael showed a nice spike in overall abilities especially on the mound during his last workout in Trenton. He touched 82 MPH on the mound, showing a compact delivery, good tempo, and a quick/clean arm action. Michael keeps his eyes on target, he has good direction, and finishes in a complete position. Continued long toss will help mound effectiveness improve. In the OF, Michael fields aggressive, footwork is active, and he takes proper angles to the ball. He has a quick 1st step, works behind the ball well, and throws with accuracy from a quick arm to his target. At the plate, Michael has quick hands, a middle of the field approach, and solid overall balance. He has fast bat speed, a short/direct barrel, and he uses his lower body.
07/10/2017 - College PREP - Trenton, NJ
Michael is a lean, athletic LHP/OF who will graduate in 2029 with a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying well above average hitting abilities with solid power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. In the OF, he continues to shine as he displays smooth clean actions. He utilizes his quick / athletic feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 73-75 mph. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. He slows his arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. With 2 years to further develop, Michael has the makings of a special type player with time and room to progress his game.