02/05/2012 - College PREP - Mobile, AL Russ is a solid, athletic SS that will graduate in 2013. Feet are active as he attacks groundballs, displaying clean hands. He needs to play through balls more while presenting hands out front, and maintain body control to continue to improve defensive grades. Throws are accurate but will benefit by getting on a long toss program to aid in building more arm strength and carry. At the plate, Thomas shows a balanced setup and makes consistent contact. He needs to work on getting stride foot down sooner to work on time and keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields and improve hitting grades. Power numbers will improve as he learns to use his lower half more through the swing. Russ has abilities with a lot of room to improve.