January 15, 2000
Pembroke Pines, FL
1st round, 2018
School: American Heritage (FL)
Description: Strong, imposing frame. Looks the part. Some
remaining projection in upper body. Will have to work to maintain body in
order not to lose athleticism.
slightly open in a slight crouch. Quiet pre-pitch. Utilizes a leg lift
timing device. Plus bat speed; whips the bat through the zone. Smooth,
fluid swing, especially given his size. Strong feel for hit for a high
school draftee. Utilizes all fields. Will always have some swing-and-miss
and holes in his swing. Needs to continue to refine approach and pitch
recognition, but has the potential to develop an average-to-better hit
Power: Plus-plus raw power. Has easy,
all-fields power, but power plays best to the pull side. Has ideal
combination of size, strength, and bat speed for a power hitter. How power
actualizes will depend on hit tool development.
Plus arm. Touched the low-90s on the mound in high school.
Field: Likely to end up at first base long term. Soft
hands, confident picking out throws in the dirt. Moves well for a first
baseman. Also plays third base, where he has plenty of arm for the
position, but his footwork is choppy and he looks awkward fielding the
ball there given his size. Lacks range at third base. Potential
above-average defender at first base. Played both corner infield positions
during 2018 Fall Instructional League.
below-average speed. Not a part of his game.
Injured his thumb diving for a ground ball in his second game after
signing, causing him to miss the rest of the 2018 regular season.
Participated in the 2018 Fall Instructional League. Reportedly put up some
of the highest exit velocities in the 2018 high school class. Excelled in
showcase events and led Team USA in home runs and RBI on the way to
winning the MVP of the U-18 Baseball World Cup. Attended the same high
school as Red Sox draft picks CJ Chatham, Shaun Anderson, and Deven
Marrero. Had committed to the University of Miami.
Summation: Potential everyday regular. Long way to go
developmentally. Bat first profile, but has the potential to hit for
average and significant power. Looks the part of a prototypical bat-first,
first baseman, capable of anchoring a lineup.
Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report
after the scouting team has seen the player in regular season game action.