Tall, projectable frame with room to add strength in his upper
Hit: Switch hitter who starts open
and vertical with a quiet load. Toe-tap timing device from the
left side, but utilizes a leg lift from the right. Swing is
longer from the right side, with more chance to impact the
baseball. Left-handed swing is looser and more fluid, but more
contact-oriented. Average bat speed. Has shown solid feel for
hit for his age. Makes contact on pitches in the zone and has a
good chase rate. Comfortable against fastballs, but needs to
refine his pitch recognition. Potential average hit tool.
Power: Above-average raw power. Power plays
better from the right side. Has shown the ability to punish
mistake pitches already. Power is mostly to the pull side,
particularly when hitting from the left side. Potential for
average in-game power, but projection is fluid and could
increase if he gets stronger.
Average speed. Takes some time to get going, but can go from
first to third on a single. Likely to get slower as he
physically matures. Not a major stolen base threat.
Field: Fringy instincts, average range. Routes
are a work in progress. Has played all three outfield positions,
but looks best suited for an outfield corner, especially as he
physically matures. Potential fringe-average defender in center
field and average in the corner outfield.
Average arm strength.
Signed as a middle infielder, moved to the outfield in 2021.
Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021. Earned a
promotion to Salem after the 2022 FCL season ended. Was set to
participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was
canceled due to Hurricane Ian.
Has the ceiling of an average regular. Wide range of potential
outcomes as a lot of his value is tied up in his bat.
Projectable frame and switch-hitting ability give him a leg up.
Has already shown a solid approach and ability to make
consistent, hard contact. If he can get stronger and tap into
his raw power, could become a very intriguing prosepct. Has been
on the radar for a few years, as scouts identified him as one of
the more interesting hitters on a loaded 2022 FCL team.
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