07/24/2013 - California Select Training & Competition (Ages 14-18) Soto continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved now a solid average runner as indicated by his 7.37 60 time. Feet are light / active as he works to square balls up and displays clean hands. He moves well laterally, displaying range in the MIF. For defensive grade to continue to improve, he needs to attack balls, play through, and present hands more out front. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength and carry through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup with rhythm. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path, creating extension. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a hard worker.