11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18) Thomas is a young (2020 grad) L/L 2-way player (1B/LHP) who worked hard on his skills during his time at Pirate City. He is very coachable and can make adjustments quickly. As a hitter, this lefty displays a square/athletic stance with an aggressive approach as he's looking to swing it. He takes a hack and squares the ball up, hitting line-drives. He battles at the plate, going 3 for 5 with 3 singles at the event. Working to increase his bat speed while creating extension through contact will help to add to his power. At 1B, Thomas hustles into position behind the GB. He tracks the ball into his mitt, gathers well and makes the plays. Presenting his glove earlier and more out in front will help to avoid the in-between hops. On the mound, this LHP throws a FB & CB from a sidearm delivery. He keeps his eyes on the target and has smooth separation. FB shows slight sinking action which got some GB's when kept down in the zone. Breaking ball has sweeping action with 2/8 shape. He mixes his pitches well and works to keep hitters guessing. Driving his lower 1/2 off of the rubber while finishing more out over his front side will help to improve effectiveness on all pitches. Only a 2020 grad, Thomas has tools with still a ton of time to develop.