Lean, athletic frame without much projection. Looks the part of a
Hit: Starts slightly
open with his hands up. Utilizes a short leg lift timing device.
Keeps his hands inside the ball. Uppercut swing. Has some feel
to hit. Knows the strike zone. Makes hard contact. Has a
tendency to pull and will get shifted by some teams. Potential
fringe-average hit tool.
raw power. Swing has some loft and can drive the ball,
especially to the pull side. Swing is more geared towards hard
line drives, but has potential for fringe-average in-game power.
Run: Fringe-average speed.
Field: Potential average defender at short. Average
range and soft hands. Smart, heads-up defender; gets himself in
position to make plays. Capable defender at second base. Saw
time in the outfield in the 2019 Fall Instructional League in
order to increase his defensive versatility.
Arm: Fringe-average arm. Can make the basic
throws from short, but not a weapon. Would play better at second
base and will probably play in left and center field, but would
limit him from being able to play much third base or right field
as he adapts to a utility role.
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. Participated in the
Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019.
Summation: Projects as a reliable, steady
organizational player who can stick around the high minors for a
while. Ceiling of a bench player due to his defensive
versatility if everything breaks right. No standout tools, but a
smart player with good baseball sense who could make the most of
his ability. Can field the position at shortstop, with the
potential to add second base, left field, and center field to
his resume if the organization wants to develop him as a utility
player. Does not have much margin for error in his development
given his age and will need to continue moving up the ladder
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