October 22, 1994
9th round, 2017
School: Iolani HS
Scouting Report Update (5,13.2020)
Physical Description: Average frame, on the
shorter side. No physical projection.
with a vertical, open stance. Utilizes a big leg lift timing device. Lot
of pre-pitch movement. Lots of effort in swing. Quick hands, average bat
Power: Well-below average power potential.
Will run into one on occasion, but swing is primarily designed for line
drives from gap to gap.
Run: Below-average speed.
Above-average instincts, but not a threat to steal
Has played second base, third base and left field, mostly moving around in
deference to other players. Profiles best at second base or in left field.
Has really struggled at third base during his time there. Not a reliable
defender. Played a significant amount of DH in 2019, although not clear if
that was primarily due to defensive limitations or injuries. Below-average
Arm: Below-average arm
Career Notes: Led
Division III in home runs as a senior at Pomona College. Reportedly had
been recruited by Notre Dame and Harvard, but chose Pomona for its pre-med
program. Majored in neuroscience and had planned to apply to medical
school until playing professionally became a possibility.
Summation: Profiles as an organizational utility player. Has no
stand-out tools, but can hit a little bit and play passable enough defense
to stick around in an organization for a while. Fundamentally sound player
with an advanced baseball IQ. Type of player the organization has felt
comfortable moving to higher levels temporarily when injuries hit. Had a
very good season offensively in 2018, but was old for the level and is
unlikely to repeat that success at higher levels.