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. Potential average hit tool at least.
Average raw power. Sneaky power for his size and has shown the
ability to drive the ball in the DSL. Swing is mainly geared
towards doubles on line drives in the gap right now. Projects
for below-average in-game power.
Below-average speed. Not a major part of his game. Plays faster
than his speed grade due to athleticism and instincts.
Field: Potential 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. Has primarily played
shortstop early in his pro career, but has also seen time
elsewhere in the infield.
Arm: Plus arm. Plenty for the left side of the
infield. Confident in his arm.
Career Notes: 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. Participated in 2022
Summation: Potential up-and-down utility
player. Ceiling of a second-division regular. Intriguing player
who scouts identified as one of the standout prospects at the
2020 Fall Instructional League. 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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