Physical Description: Looks taller and heavier than
listed height and weight. Strong, large frame. Somewhat stiff and will
have to watch body as he matures.
square with hands high. Starts on front toe and never leaves ground,
utilizing toe tap. Short stride, lot of upper body in swing. Long,
rotational swing. Has a hole on the inner half; likes to get arms
extended. Pitch recognition a work in progress. Lot of swing-and-miss.
Struggles with identifying secondary offerings. Fringy bat speed.
Plus raw power but curiously below-average in-game power. Power comes
mostly from strength. Will put on a show in BP, but power has so far
failed to translate in game action. In-game swing fails to generate loft;
hits far too many balls on the ground. Needs to incorporate lower half
into swing to tap into power in-game, especially against more advanced
Run: Well below-average runner. Smart
on the bases; will score from first on a double despite lack of speed.
Takes very large leads.
Field: Stiff. Minimal
range. First base-only profile. Uses height to his advantage, getting good
extension when stretching for throws. Shows good hands picking throws from
the dirt. Has played some left field but does not project well there.
Arm: Average arm.
Notes: Excelled against DSL competition in 2016, when he
was much more physically mature than most of the rest of the league.
Participated in 2016 and 2018 Fall Instructional League.
Summation: Bat will be tested as he progresses
through the system as he hasn’t shown the bat speed or approach to succeed
against more advanced pitching. Development will depend largely on fixing
his issue of failing to tap into his raw power at all. First base-only
defensive profile, so will have to hit both for average and power. High
risk prospect with low floor due to potential for swing and miss.