Looks the part. Strong, sturdy frame. Surprisingly athletic for
his size. No remaining projection.
Starts square with his hands high. Short, compact swing. Very
direct to the ball. Average bat speed. Knows the strike zone and
will take a walk. Has feel for hit, but has some swing-and-miss
in his game. Uses all fields. Makes a lot of hard contact.
Potential average hit tool.
Average raw power. Game power plays below that due to lack of
loft in swing. Will hit a handful of home runs per year, but
primarily will show gap power.
Fringe-average arm strength. Passable in the corner outfield, but
doesn’t stand out there and best suited for left field.
Shows soft hands and confidence scooping throws in the dirt at
first base. Average range in the outfield and will make routine
plays. Has more defensive upside at first base, where he could
be a potential above-average defender. Profiles as an average
defender at best in the outfield.
Run: Below-average speed. Instincts will allow
him to steal a few bases a year.
Notes: One of the most productive college
hitters in the country in 2018 and semi-finalist for the 2018
Dick Howser Trophy awarded to the top player in collegiate
baseball. Was seen as one of the better senior signs available
in the 2018 draft. Began college career at Creighton before
transferring to Cisco College, a Texas JuCo, for his sophomore
season, then to Dallas Baptist. Participated in the Fall
Instructional League in 2018.
Potential organizational type. Ceiling of an emergency up and
down player. Lacks a carrying tool, but gets the most out of
what he has. Good approach, makes contact and has some power.
Very instinctual player with great makeup. Defensive versatility
will be key as bat doesn’t profile great at either first base or
in the corner outfield.
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