06/17/2014 - USA Baseball 17U Championships Thomas continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date but will benefit by continuing to increase foot quickness. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft, clean but needs to present more out front to continue to improve defensive grade. At the plate, he shows a slightly open setup with balance. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He takes a hack and has strength in his swing with baseball exploding off his bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. At the event, he was 3 for 10 with a 2B and 3 BB. He is very coachable and worked hard to get better through the week, especially at the plate.