09/13/2015 - College PREP - La Verne (Los Angeles), CA Trace is a lean, athletic SS that will graduate in 2017 with a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is outstanding as indicated by his 6.95 60 time. At SS, defensive abilities are outstanding, displaying smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he works around and plays through balls with his body. He moves well laterally and presents soft /sure hands well out front. Hands / feet work well together and he gets rid of the baseball quickly with life, carry, and accuracy on his throws. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. With 2 years to further develop, Trace has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the top collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.