Large, filled-out frame. Powerful lower half. Looks the part.
Hit: Starts slightly open and has a leg
kick timing device. Very quick wrists. Gets good torque from his
lower half. Swing can get long. Swing is strength-based. Pitch
recognition is a major issue. Will expand the zone and struggles
to pick up secondary pitches early. In the early stages of
developing an approach and has a lot of swing-and-miss in his
game already. Potential below-average hit tool.
Power: Plus raw power. Can really drive the ball,
especially to the pull side against left-handed pitchers.
Above-average game power potential.
Below-average speed. Will likely get slower as he matures
defensive profile. Will need to maintain his athleticism to
stick in right field long-term.
Fringe-average arm strength. Profiles best in left field, but
passable in right.
Signed to the third-highest bonus in Red Sox 2018 international
free agent class. Showed significant home run pop in the DSL in
2019. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and
Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program.
Summation: Potential bat-first,
platoon corner outfielder. Long way to go developmentally and
has some potential, but also has a low floor. Needs to develop
an approach and show he has enough hit tool to be able to tap
into his power. Has had more success against lefties early in
his career and will need to show he can handle advanced
right-handed pitching. Has upside due to his power and you can
dream on him becoming an MLB regular if everything breaks right.
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