Description: Average, athletic
build. On the lanky side with some projection remaining.
Hit: Short, quick bat. Starts square with his hands by his chest
and brings them up and back in his load. Good bat control. Shows an
all-fields approach. Solid hand-eye coordination and solid contact skills.
Aggressive at the plate, likes to attack early in the count. Doesn’t take
many strikes. Can struggle against secondary offerings, especially solid
breaking balls. Will never take many walks and aggressiveness could be
exploited at the big league level. Solid-average potential hit tool. Began
career as a switch-hitter but began hitting exclusively left-handed in
Power: Some loft in swing, but not a huge
part of his game. Average raw power, but below-average power potential.
More doubles power, could hit 25-plus doubles a year and around 10 home
runs at his peak.
Arm: Solid-average arm strength
plays at any infield position, but doesn’t stand out. Has had some issues
with throwing accuracy at times, especially when playing the left side of
Field: Potential average defender.
Looks most comfortable at second base. Defensive tools could play at
second base or third base in an everyday role, but is not an
everyday-quality defender at shortstop, where he really only fits in a
backup role. Moves well and has solid range. Hands are a little rough and
footwork can get sloppy.
Run: Solid-average speed.
Not a major part of his game.
Career Notes: 2017
season ended in May after undergoing surgery to stabilize his left
shoulder after a subluxation. Injury lingered, leading to July 2018
surgery that also ended his 2018 season. Cleared waivers and was
outrighted to the minors in January 2020. Played at the
Alternate Training Site in 2020 before being released.
utility type at the big league level. Ceiling of a second-division
starter, floor of a very solid organizational player. Doesn’t have enough
glove to profile as an everyday shortstop and bat doesn’t do enough to
make up for that. Could be a very valuable utility player who can play an
average shortstop, above-average second base and hit for average with some
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