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. Has some feel to hit.
Knows the strike zone. Makes hard contact. Has a tendency to
pull and will get shifted by some teams. Some swing and miss,
but should be able to keep it at a manageable level. Potential
average hit tool.
Power: Average 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. Good instincts, will
take the extra base.
above-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. Capable defender at second base, third base and center
field. Organization has moved him around the field to increase
his defensive versatility for a potential utility role, not
because of any deficiency at short.
Above-average arm. Can make the most of the throws from short.
Arm is good enough to profile anywhere on the diamond. Quick
release. Throws carry well.
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: Potential up-and-down major league depth
player. Ceiling of a utility player. A smart player with good
baseball sense who makes the most of his ability. No standout
tools, but all five tools will show fringe-average to
above-average potential. Has some feel for hit and sneaky power.
Can field the position at shortstop, with the versatility to
also play second base, third base, and center field for now—and
potentially outfield corners in the future—as the organization
develops him as a utility player.
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