08/01/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Thomas continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 78 mph. Fastball shows a range of 77-78 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to develop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. In the OF, he displays smooth / fluid actions. He utilizes his feet in taking proper routes / angles in working to get behind balls. He shows good game awareness and does a nice job of backing up bases. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
03/18/2018 - College PREP - Greenville, SC
Thomas is lean OF/LHP who has a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays smooth / clean actions. He utilizes his feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he continues to shine through a closed setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive approach. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 74-75 mph with slight arm side run. Breaking ball displays 2/8 shape with gradual break. Changeup is his best off speed pitch as he maintains arm speed with solid arm side run. Control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 3 years to further develop, Thomas has the makings of a special type player with time and room to progress his game.