01/27/2013 - College PREP - Myrtle Beach, SC Ray is a C/3B that will graduate in 2013. Behind the plate, feet are active, working in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed a range of 2.15-2.30 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he works to get rid of the baseball quicker. Receiving / blocking skills shows as playable tools at the next level. At 3B, he attacks groundballs with his feet, squaring up well and displaying clean hands. He needs to work to play through balls while presenting hands more out front and increase foot quickness to improve defensive grade. At the plate, Malone shows an athletic setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, working through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with the baseball jumping off his bat when centered as he displays strength in his swing. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Ray has potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.