Small frame, but physically mature for his age. Athletic build
and strong lower half. Has some remaining projection in his
upper body, even after adding 40 pounds since signing.
Hit: Starts open and vertical with his hands
high. Utilizes a leg kick timing device. Strong contact skills
and feel at the plate for his age. Average bat speed, shows
above-average barrel control. Swing is short and direct to the
ball. Good feel for the strike zone and will rarely chase.
Potential average hit tool at least.
Average raw power. Sneaky power for his size, but swing is
mainly geared towards doubles on line drives in the gap right
now. Projects for below-average in-game power.
Run: Below-average speed. Not a major part of his game.
Plays faster than his speed grade due to athleticism and
fringe-average defensive profile. Fluid in the field. Hands
work. Average range at present and given lack of athleticism,
could become an area of concern based on how he physically
matures. Primarily played shortstop early in his pro career, but
has also seen time elsewhere in the infield and primarily played
second base in 2022, mostly in deference to Marcelo Mayer.
Arm: Plus arm. Plenty for the left side of the
infield. Confident in his arm.
Signed to a mid-range bonus on his 16th birthday in 2018. Has
reportedly already drawn trade inquiries early in his career.
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020,
and stood out as a standout prospect for scouts at 2020
Instructs. Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program.
Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up.
Potential up-and-down utility player. Ceiling of a solid utility
player with contact skills and positional versatility. Not
physically imposing, but has a blend of instincts and ability
that stands out. Has feel for hit and at least an average
defensive profile to go along with a plus arm. Will stick on the
left side of the infield for now.
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