November 14, 1998
free agent (July 2015)
Photo © Rick Rosenfeld
Scouting Report Update (6.1.2020)
Physical Description: Athletic,
undersized frame with some remaining projection. Looks listed height and
Hit: Open stance. Line-drive oriented
swing. Swing is more fluid from the left side of the plate. Has
particularly struggled hitting right-handed against left-handed pitchers.
May be a candidate to stop switch-hitting and focus on hitting
Power: Limited power potential in
part due to his height. Could develop below-average power with
improvements to hit tool.
Speed: Average speed,
but not a base stealing threat. Has lost speed as he has filled out.
Field: Fluid actions in the field. Soft hands,
confident charging the ball. General sloppiness led to errors early in his
career, but has worked to clean that up. Solid defensive profile long-term
if he can improve consistency and focus. Organization attempted to get him
exposure to third base and, to a lesser degree, shortstop earlier in his
career, but after significant defensive struggles on the left side in 2018
(.805 fielding percentage at third, .882 at short), now appears to have
settled in as a second base-only defender.
Average arm strength. Plenty of arm for second base.
Notes: After strong DSL and GCL campaigns in his first
two seasons made him a sleeper to watch entering 2018, he struggled
mightily both at the plate and in the field (30 errors) in an aggressive
assignment to Greenville. Spent the first two months of 2019 in extended
spring training. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018 and
Summation: Potential high minors depth
option. Will have to hit more and develop physically to get out of the low