Physical Description: Small
frame with minimal remaining projection. Surprisingly strong for
Hit: Switch hitter. Starts
open with his hands high. Quick hands, has bat speed. Strong
feel for contact. Does not have much swing-and-miss in his game
and has shown solid pitch recognition skills. Relatively
advanced approach. Will take a walk, but also will be aggressive
when the situation calls for it. Potential average hit tool.
Power: Has shown all-fields power. Swing is
more geared to hard line drives in the gap, but has the ability
to drive it out as well. Average power potential.
Run: Above-average speed. Good baserunning
instincts. Will take the extra base when it is there and steal a
base in the right situation.
Utility profile capable of playing several positions. Has played
catcher, second base, third base, and center field in the past.
Played center field his draft year, but likely to be
a second basemen primarily in pro ball. Team plans to expose him
to multiple positions in the minor leagues. Quick with good instincts. Soft
hands, solid all-around defensive profile. Potential
Arm: Average arm strength.
Career Notes: Attended the same high
school as 14 big leaguers including Hall of Famers Ken Griffey
Jr. and Barry Larkin. Named Second Team All-ACC in 2019 and
2021 and to the ACC All-Freshman team in 2019.
Summation: Potential utility type at the major league
level. High floor, but does not have much of a ceiling.
Lacks a true carrying tool, but has five average-ish tools. Sum-of-all-parts profile. Strong defensive versatility and contact
skills will carry him through the system.
Note: This page will be
updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team
has seen the player in person.
Red Sox select
Tyler McDonough with third-round pick (7.12.21)