Strong, sturdy frame. Surprisingly athletic for his size. No
Hit: 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,
especially against breaking balls. Uses all fields. Makes a lot
of solid contact. Potential average hit tool.
Power: 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. Well below-average
Run: Fringe-average speed.
Instincts will allow him to steal a few bases a year.
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, but has
shown to be passable even in center field.
Arm: Fringe-average arm strength. Passable in
the corner outfield, but does not stand out there and is best
suited for left field.
Career 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. Missed the last
month-and-a-half of the 2023 season due to a back injury that
continued into the 2023 season and led to his retirement in July.
Summation: Potential solid 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 does not profile at
either first base or in the corner outfield, but not enough of a
standout defender to play a more important defensive position.
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