Physical Description: Strong, imposing frame.
Looks the part. Some remaining projection in upper body. Will
have to work to maintain body in order not to lose athleticism.
Very long limbs.
Hit: Starts slightly
open in a slight crouch. Quiet pre-pitch. Utilizes a leg lift
timing device. Plus bat speed; whips the bat through the zone.
Smooth, fluid swing, especially given his size. Strong feel for
hit for a high school draftee. Utilizes all fields. Will always
have some swing-and-miss and holes in his swing. Needs to
continue to refine approach and pitch recognition, but has the
potential to develop an average hit tool.
Plus-plus raw power. Easy all-fields power, but power plays
best to the pull side. Has ideal combination of size, strength,
and bat speed for a power hitter. How power actualizes will
depend on hit tool development.
Run: Well below-average speed. Not a part of his
Field: Drafted as a third baseman, quickly
transitioned to playing mostly first base, where he will end up
long-term. Soft hands, confident picking out throws in the dirt.
Moves well for a first baseman. Has plenty of arm for third
base, but his footwork is choppy and he looks awkward fielding
the ball there given his size. Lacks range at third base.
Potential above-average defender at first base.
Plus arm. Touched the low-90s on the mound in high school.
Reportedly put up some of the highest exit velocities in the
2018 high school class. Excelled in showcase events and led Team
USA in home runs and RBI on the way to winning the MVP of the
U-18 Baseball World Cup. Attended the same high school as Red
Sox draft picks CJ Chatham, Shaun Anderson, and Deven Marrero.
Had committed to the University of Miami. Injured his
thumb diving for a ground ball in his second game after signing,
causing him to miss the rest of the 2018 regular season.
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019.
Promoted to Salem at the tail end of the 2019 season for the
Summation: Potential everyday regular. Has the
potential to hit for average and significant power. Hit tool
still needs development. Looks the
part of a prototypical bat-first first baseman, capable of
anchoring a lineup. If bat doesn't develop as expected potential
future value takes a huge hit as he looks destined for first
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