07/25/2018 - Under Armour Southwest Championships 17U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One Tafton continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and he is a top prospect on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a superior 6.50 runner. In the OF, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays smooth / fluid actions. Range is a plus as reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and zip (88 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick (92 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable, and plays the game hard.