December 28, 1995
22nd round, 2015 (CLE); 13th round, 2017 (BOS)
College: Oklahoma State
School: Yukon (OK)
Scouting Scratch: Late-round 2017 draftees (8.28.17)
Average frame with minimal physical projection remaining. Below-average
Hit: Starts from an open stance with bat
on shoulder, then brings it up. Uses a leg lift timing device. Quick hands
make up for small hitch in load. Solid-average bat speed. Utilizes the
whole field. Needs to work on pitch recognition and cut down on
swing-and-miss. Swing lacks loft, more designed for line drives. Some feel
for hit. Potential fringe-average hit tool.
Gap power at present. Fringe-average raw power. Projects for below-average
game power in his peak at best.
Below-average speed. Not a part of his game.
Not a natural fielder. Struggles with his reads and is not instinctual.
Footwork gets sloppy and can lead to unnecessary errors. Lacks fluidity,
hands tend to fight the ball. Below-average potential defender at third
Arm: Below-average arm strength and
accuracy. Accuracy is impacted by poor footwork leading to throws in the
dirt or off target. Needs to get entire body into throws across the
diamond in order to be accurate.
Missed time in 2019 with left knee inflammation and a concussion.
Potential organizational bat. Lack of defensive value and power potential
limit upside. If forced to move off third base, will really have to hit.
Projects as a below-average defender at third base so a position change is
possible in the future. Athleticism limits the other positions he could
move to. Swing works and has some upside at the plate, especially if his
power and pitch recognition continue to develop.