11/19/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Germantown (Memphis), TN Tatum is a young (2025 grad), R/R 2-way player as a SS/OF. Defensively at SS, he has active footwork and is aggressive to come and get the GB. He tracks GB's into his mitt, gathers well and has a clean exchange to throw. In the OF, he takes good routes/angles to track down fly-balls hit to his right and left. He secures the ball with 2-hands and works through it well. As a hitter, Tatum displays a square setup with patience as he waits for a pitch he likes. Swing is level as he takes a hack and looks to drive the middle of the field. Continuing to work on the following will aid in his development on the diamond.
Infield 1. Footwork / agility 2. Glove presentation 3. Backhand Outfield 1. Foot speed 2. Arm strength (long toss) 3. Gain ground (crow hop) Offense 1. Load 2. Lower 1/2 drive 3. Contact points