05/03/2015 - National Tryout - Phoenix, AZ Kern continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities with a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he has improved the most through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a loose / level swing. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. At 2B, hands / feet work well together through an aggressive approach as he presents hands well out front. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he increases foot quickness. Throws are accurate and he gets rid of the baseball quickly but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program.