September 5, 1996
Buena Park, CA
7th round, 2018
College: Cal State Long Beach
School: Cypress (CA)
Tall, lean frame. Quick-twitch athlete. Athleticism stands out on the
field. Has room to add strength in his upper body.
Starts square and utilizes a toe tap timing device. Very simple swing
mechanics. Short, direct swing. Quick hands. Aggressive, attacks early in
the count. Looks to put the ball in play with hard line drives to all
fields, will take what the pitcher gives
him. Potential above-average hit tool.
below-average power potential. Will run into a few home runs per year, but
swing isnít geared for over-the-fence power. Double and triple numbers
will be inflated by speed rather than by power. However, changed initial
setup, having started from a wide stance before coming up and back at Long
Beach State to now starting more upright, which has allowed him to at
least tap into more gap-to-gap power than expected.
Average arm strength. Arm plays at either second base or in the outfield.
Field: Potential above-average defender at either
second base or in the outfield. Needs work in the outfield to reach
that potential because he is raw, having just been introduced to the
position. Converted to the outfield in
pro ball and showed a slow first step in center field, struggling with
initial reads. Was able to make up for that due to his speed, but clearly
wasnít comfortable. Moved to right field in Greenville, where
line to plate is similar to second base, which should help acclimation to the outfield.
Long-term, has the speed and athleticism teams covet for center field. At
second base, showed soft hands and fluid actions, though athleticism was
Run: Plus-plus speed. Potential difference maker on
the bases. Needs to refine basestealing instincts, but has the type of speed
that puts immense pressure on the defense.
Led his high school team to a state title his sophomore year.
Put together a strong season for Wareham in the 2017 Cape Cod Summer
League. Made it to the Super Regionals with Long Beach in 2017. Played
second base in college, transitioned to outfield quickly after being
drafted. Performed at a much higher level in his pro debut than even the
organization was expecting.
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.
Summation: Potential everyday
player if everything breaks right. At the plate, needs to continue to
refine approach, but has shown strong contact ability. With his speed,
has the potential to put a lot of pressure on the defense and inflate his
average through infield singles. Over-the-fence power wonít be a major
part of his game, but could steal 30-plus bases if he improves his instincts
and gets enough playing time. Lack of power limits upside some, but if he
makes enough contact for his speed to play, it wonít matter. Value would be highest if he takes to
center field eventually and develops into even an average defender there.
Has one surefire major league impact tool in his speed and will show three
other average tools. Very
intriguing player with a reasonably high floor due to speed and defensive