01/11/2008 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America - 2008 Richards is an exciting young scrappy MIF that has a very bright future. Defensively he is fun to watch and he always seems to be positively involved with plays. He plays defense at near a major league avg and his arm is easy and fluid with plenty of strength for the left side of the INF. At the plate Tommy had several good at bats and was consistently squaring the ball up. He showed an advanced hitting approach as well with plus bat speed, balance, & barrel accuracy. Richards biggest deficiency is foot speed although he moves very well laterally in the INF. He has gotten consistently better since we first saw him in Summer 2007.