12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic (Ages 12-14) Thomas is a coachable 1B/LHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Winter Classic. In the field, Thomas shows smooth footwork and gets into an athletic position. He fields with soft, sure hands and makes a two-handed exchange. He gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate to his target. Increasing his lateral range can help Thomas improve defensively. At the plate, this LHH sets up in a square stance and takes a soft stride. He is controlled getting his hands activated in his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a short swing with decent bat speed, leading to consistent contact to all fields. Thomas can improve as a hitter by continuing to add strength. On the mound, Thomas gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, staying inline towards the plate. Thomas shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 56mph. Breaking ball sits at 48mph. Long tossing to build up his arm strength can help Thomas improve as a pitcher. With four more years to develop, Thomas has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.