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. Swing can get long. Aggressive approach,
mediocre pitch recognition. Overall average hit tool
ringe-average power, most of
which is created from his lower half.
Average to slightly-above
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.
Plus to plus-plus arm.
Was very age-advanced throughout
his minors career with Oakland and St. Louis, where he was often
considered to be among those organization’s top 20 prospects.
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 2019, got 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 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.
Floor of an up-and-down utility
player with the ceiling of a long-tern, valuable major league
super utility player.
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a scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.