01/13/2023 - 2023 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament Layne continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities at the Preseason All American event. At the plate, hitting / power potential is excellent through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (86 mph exit velocity) and works through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. At SS, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he attacks ball and plays through with his body. Hands are firm and presents well out front. Throws are accurate with carry (85 mph velocity) to his target. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 76-78 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Control is well above average as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.