Lean, athletic frame without much projection. Looks the part of
a middle infielder.
Hit: Starts slightly
open with his hands up. Utilizes a leg lift timing device. Keeps
his hands inside the ball. Uppercut swing. Doesn’t get cheated.
Has bat speed and some feel for hit. Knows the strike zone.
Makes hard contact. Has a tendency to pull and will get shifted
by some teams. Has significant swing-and-miss in his game that
will be tested by Triple-A and MLB pitching. Struggles against
left-handed pitchers, especially with off-speed pitches.
Potential below-average hit tool.
Plus raw power. Swing has loft and can drive the ball,
especially to the pull side. Swing is now geared towards making
hard contact in the air. Has the potential for average in-game
Run: Fringe-average speed. Good
instincts. Will take the extra base, but not a stolen base
Field: Potential solid-average
defender at short. Good range and soft hands. Smart, heads-up
defender; gets himself in position to make plays. Comfortable
throwing on the run and ranging to his right or left. Initial
reads are a work in progress in the outfield, but once he
locates the ball will usually make the play. Will not be a
standout defender in the outfield, but should be a capable
defender out there, as well as at second base and third base.
Has also started playing some first base in 2022. Organization
has developed him for a utility role from Double-A onward, but
not because of any deficiency at shortstop.
Arm: Solid-average arm. Can make the most of
the throws from short. Arm is good enough to profile anywhere on
the diamond with limited exposure. Quick release. Throws carry
Career Notes: Undrafted out of
Creighton and signed out of independent ball, was reportedly a
launch angle adjustment success story. Has been old for his
level since signing as a result. Continues to approach hitting
from a very analytical perspective. Participated in the Fall
Instructional League in 2018 and 2019. After mostly sticking to
shortstop through 2019 save for a handful of games at second and
third, the organization began introducing him to the outfield in
Fall Instructs in 2019 to begin developing him for a utility
role. Received a non-roster invitation to MLB spring training in
2022, where he hit 4 home runs in 11 games and put himself on
many fans’ radars.
up-and-down reserve utility player. Ceiling of a platoon bat who
provides great defensive versatility. Smart player with good
baseball sense who makes the most of his ability. No standout
tools, but all five tools will show usable potential. Has some
feel for hit and power, mainly against right-handed pitchers.
Can field the position at shortstop with the versatility to also
play anywhere on the diamond but catcher.
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