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, quick hands. Short, direct swing. Looks to put the ball in play
with hard line drives to all fields. Aggressive, looks to put the ball in
play early in the count. Uses 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 his power.
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, though needs work in the outfield to reach
that potential as is raw at present. At second base showed soft hands and
fluid actions though athleticism gets wasted. Converted to the outfield in
pro ball and in center field showed a slow first step and struggled with
initial reads. Was able to make up for that due to his speed, but clearly
wasnít comfortable. Has moved to right field full time in Greenville where
line to plate is similar to second base to get acclimated to the outfield.
Long-term, has the speed and athleticism teams covet for center field.
Run: Plus-plus speed. Potential difference maker on
the bases. Needs to refine stealing 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
Summation: Potential everyday
player if everything breaks right. At the plate needs to continue to
refine approach, but has shown strong contact ability and 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+ bases if he improves his instincts
there and gets enough playing time. 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 speed and will show three
other average tools. Lack of power limits upside some, but if he makes
enough contact for his speed to play, his lack of power wonít matter. Very
intriguing player with a reasonably high floor due to speed and defensive