07/28/2023 - Baseball Factory National World Series at JRTC (HS)
Michael continues to shine in his baseball abilities on the diamond. At 1B, he shows smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active and displays proper footwork around the bag and he is a quality receiver. Hands are clean but needs to present earlier and more out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 75-76 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a great teammate and is very coachable on the field.
05/28/2023 - National Showcase - York, PA
Michael continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. He did show on the mound for the first time at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 1B, he shows smooth / fluid actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are firm and presents out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a tall setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball shows range of 76-78 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual action. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
09/25/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - York, PA
Michael showed some strong improvements in this last workout with us, most notably with his defense, arm, and footspeed (knocked more than a full second off his 60 yard dash since we last saw him). He is a good target at 1B and has good athleticism for his age/size/position. Hitting continues to be a strength as well, as he loads his hands to start and swings with intent.
08/02/2021 - Official Player Development Membership - York, PA
Michael is a 1B prospect who will graduate in 2025. Medium frame athletic build with strength present and plenty of room to add throughout. At 1B, he showed good lateral range and efficient footwork. Creates good fielding angles and ability to center baseball. Has a loose arm in back working into a 3/4 release point forward. Accurate throws and an arm velocity up to 64mph to second base. Showed good bag awareness during his workout. A right-handed hitter, he hits from a tall and even stance. Square glide step, with a small hand load, and takes an aggressive swing. Flat barrel path enables to square up baseballs. Hit line drives to all fields with a bat exit velocity of 73mph during BP. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having a good high school career and beyond.