19th round, 2019
High School: Austin Bowie (TX)
Description: Thick, stocky right-handed hitter. Maxed out
Hit: Starts square and utilizes a leg
kick timing device. Swing is on the long side. Fringe-average bat speed.
Struggles with velocity, especially up in the zone. Aggressive approach.
Goes up there looking to swing the bat. Has some trouble recognizing spin
when behind in the count. Will make the pitcher pay for missed locations
with fastballs. Potential below-average hit tool.
Plus raw power, especially to the pull side. Has shown the ability to drop
the shoulder and turn on the ball with authority. Game power will depend
on how much contact he makes and how his approach develops.
Run: Well below-average speed. Not a part of his game.
Field: Surprisingly agile for his size. Below-average
range, but has soft hands and is confident scooping balls in the dirt.
Potential average defender.
arm. Plenty for first base.
Graduated holding University of Houston records for home runs (53), RBI
(223), extra-base hits (107), and total bases (503), as well as Amerian
Athletic Conference records for hits (288), home runs, RBI, doiubles (53),
and total bases. Named to either the first or
second team all conference all four years at Houston. Missed some time in
2019 with an abdomen strain
Summation: Potential solid organizational player. Lacks a
carrying tool, but has the offensive ability to stick around for a while
as a very useful depth player throughout a minor league system. Strong
work ethic, has shown a flair for the dramatics. Doesn’t get phased in
late game, pressure situations. Type of player every organization needs.