02/05/2023 - National Showcase - Jackson, MS Michael an athletic OF who showed as a prospect with his baseball abilities. In the OF, defensive abilities are excellent as he utilizes his aggressive feet as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he utilizes his foot quickness (6.70 60 time) in covering a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with online carry (89 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, hitting / power potential are outstanding through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work 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. On the mound, delivery is sound, repeatable, allowing his arm action to work loose and free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 81-82 mph with sinking action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs. Control is solid as he 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. Michael has a very high skill set and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.