Undersized and skinny at present. Solid athlete with good
hand-eye coordination. Frame has room to support added strength,
but will never be overly physical.
Swing mechanics work. Contact-oriented swing with a level bat
path. Average bat speed at present and good bat control. Covers
the plate well and has a decent approach for his age. Does not
miss much in zone, but will expand, especially against secondary
pitches. Advanced bat control leads him to make a lot of weak
contact on pitches that he struggles to drive. Shows substantial
platoon splits already. Potential average hit tool against
right-handed pitchers and below-average against left-handers.
Power: Average raw power. Has sneaky power
for his size and could add more as he matueres. Needs to drive
the ball in the air more and improve quality of contact. Future
power potential is dependent on how he physically develops.
Run: Average speed. Will steal a few bases,
but not a major part of his game.
Field: Footwork and hands are average. Looks
most comfortable at second base right now, but has also played
shortstop and third base. Not a standout defender, but will not
hurt you either. Potential average defender at second base or
third base. Could play shortstop in a pinch, but unlikely to
stick there long-term. Began to play some outfield in 2022 to
add versatility as well as to create more playing opportunities
in crowded Salem infield.
Career Notes: Signed on
his 16th birthday at the open of the 2018 international signing
period. Received a mid-sized bonus. Participated in the 2021
Fall Performance Program.
Potential up-and-down platoon bat. Ceiling of a solid utility
player who adds value at the plate and with his position
versatility. Hit tool projects best, but all his tools could end
up in the 45-55 range. Well-rounded player with solid makeup and
work ethic. Has shown the ability to make consistent, hard
contact at a young age.
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