Thick, wide build. Fully
Quiet hitting mechanics. Holds bat
at chin level, drops down and into a slight uppercut swing with
a subtle toe tap. Free-swinging approach,
mediocre pitch recognition. Solid contact skills. Even when
fooled, has the bat control to make contact. Rarely walks or
strikes out. Overall average hit tool.
Swing is geared more for line
drives than fly balls, so average raw power plays below that
in-game. Below-average power potential.
Field: Super utility
player on defense. Skilled enough defensively to play second,
third, short, and every outfield position, but can lose focus
leading to careless errors in the field.
Was very age-advanced throughout
his minors career with Oakland and St. Louis, where he was often
ranked as a top 20 prospect in those
Had a successful 2018 season in the majors but took a step back
in 2019. Left Cardinals spring training without public
explanation in early March 2020, was released, and signed a
minor league deal with Boston. Played at the Alternate Training
Site for most of 2020, but was called up on August 31 and played
well down the stretch when healthy. However, missed a few games with a hamstring
strain, then went on the IL for the season's final week with a
lower back strain. Was outrighted off the 40-man roster in
December 2021. Opened 2021 at the Alternate Training Site. In
2021, recorded a hit in 35 consecutive games for Worcester,
breaking the record for longest hitting streak ever in the
Red Sox organization.
player. Ceiling of an MLB super utility player. Makes a lot of
contact, but poor approach limits upside at the plate. Defensive
versatility and ability to hit left-handed pitching might be
enough for him to stick around the majors in the right role.