06/11/2017 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Slade is a lean, athletic 2B/OF who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying well above average hitting abilities through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. At 2B, he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through well with his body. Hands are soft / sure and he presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls but will benefit by playing through balls with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Slade has potential with time and room to progress his game.