September 8, 1995
6th round, 2018
College: Dallas Baptist
School: Holy Family (CO)
Looks the part. Strong, sturdy frame. Surprisingly athletic for
his size. Minimal remaining projection.
Starts square with his hands high. Short, compact swing. Slightly
above-average bat speed. Knows the strike zone and will take a walk. Has
feel for hit, but has some swing-and-miss in his game. Uses all fields. Makes a
lot of hard contact. Potential average hit tool.
Average raw power. Game power plays below that. Will hit a handful of home
runs per year, but primarily has gap power.
Fringe-average arm strength. Passable in the corner outfield, but doesn’t
stand out there.
Field: Shows soft hands and
confidence scooping throws in the dirt at first base. Average range in the
outfield and will make routine plays. Has more defensive upside at first
base, where he could be a potential above-average defender. Profiles as an
average defender at best in the outfield.
Fringe-average speed. Instincts allow him to steal more bases than you’d
expect given his speed. Moves well for size.
One of the most productive college hitters in the country in 2018 and
semi-finalist for the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy awarded to the top player in
collegiate baseball. Was seen as one of the better senior signs available
in the 2018 draft. Began college career at Creighton before transferring
to Cisco College, a Texas JuCo, for his sophomore season, then to Dallas
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.
Summation: Potential up-and-down type. Lacks a carrying tool, but gets the most out of what he has.
Good approach, makes contact and has some power. Very instinctual player
with great makeup. Defensive versatility will be key as bat doesn’t
profile great at either first base or in the corner outfield.