December 22, 1994
Fort Lauderdale, FL
2nd round, 2016
College: Florida Atlantic
School: American Heritage (FL)
Chatham using size to his advantage... (3.28.17)
Description: Good frame. Larger than a typical middle infielder.
Athletic. Some projection remaining in lower half. Looks listed height and
Hit: Starts in an open, vertical stance.
Slight trunk twist in load. Level swing with quick hands. Good separation
in swing. Slightly-above-average bat speed. Inconsistent swing path. Long
limbs, can struggle to stay inside the ball at times. Approach on the raw
side for a college draftee. Has some trouble with spin. Approach is on the
aggressive side—likes to put the ball in play and attack early in the
count. Potential average hit tool.
show solid-average raw power in batting practice. Projects to have
fringe-average game power, capable of hitting 12-14 home runs a year with
20+ doubles in his peak. Power is mostly to the pull side.
Arm: Plus arm. Able to make all the throws from
Field: Solid instincts and feel for
shortstop. Quick first step and long strides allow him to cover ground
quickly to both sides and when charging the ball. Solid footwork and soft
hands. Smooth fielder. Projects as a solid-average-to-better defender and
should be able to stick at shortstop long-term.
speed. Runs stiff. Not a threat to steal bases, but once he gets moving
can go first to third on a single.
Career Notes: Played
travel baseball in high school with current Red Sox minor leaguers Nick
Longhi and Shaun Anderson. Garnered interest of MLB clubs, including the
Red Sox, as a pitcher out of high school, reaching 96 mph as his team's
closer. Initially committed to Florida Atlantic as a left fielder, but
played third base as a freshman before moving to shortstop. Missed about a
month after signing when a post-draft physical revealed he had broken his
thumb during the NCAA Regionals. Attended 2016 Fall Instructional League.
Missed the start of the 2017 season with a hamstring injury suffered late
in spring training.
second-division, everyday player. Won’t stand out in any particular
category, but won’t hurt a team either. Type of player where the sum of
the parts make the player. Not flashy, but is a consistent, professional
performer. Even though he is bigger than the average shortstop, should be
able to stick at the position long-term. Potential to play at least
average defense at short with a plus arm and hit in the .260-.280 range
with double-digit home runs.