Small, athletic. Very twitchy. Has grown since he entered the
organization, but still is relatively slight of frame. Does not
have a frame to add significant weight, but is sneaky strong for
Hit: Starts slightly open and
utilizes a short, leg lift timing device. Stance, load and swing
are reminiscent of Mookie Betts. Gets his foot down and gets
through with his hands. Quick hands, plus bat speed. Good bat
control and contact skills. Aggressive approach that needs
considerable refinement. Does not walk much and expands the
strike zone often, but has the bat control to put the ball in
play. Makes a lot of weak contact as a result of his bat control
and aggressive approach, making contact on bad pitches but of
poor quality. Will expand the zone often against breaking balls.
How his approach develops will determine where his hit tool ends
up.Potential fringe-average hit tool.
Sneaky raw power. Will show above-average power in batting
practice to all fields. In-game power is more noticeable to the
pull side. Potential average in-game power.
Plus speed. Speed plays both on the bases and in the field.
Needs to improve baserunning instincts.
Versatile, standout defender. Has the potential to be a plus
defender at second, short, third, and in the outfield, but best
position is center field. In the outfield, has really good
instincts. Takes really good routes and has plus range. Played
primarily third base in 2018, but also saw time at shortstop. In
2019, split time evenly between second, third, and short. In
2021, became a true utility player, also playing the outfield,
showing the ability to play a plus center field. Named farm
system's 2021 Defensive Player of the Year.
Arm: Plus arm. Quick release and arm shows good
Career Notes: Played in the
Little League World Series for Curaçao in 2012. Scouted by
former Red Sox pitching prospect Dennis Neuman. Participated in
the Fall Instructional League in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up.
Potential bench utility player. Ceiling of an everyday regular
who adds considerable value on defense and also contributes some
at the plate. Defensive ability and versatility and speed give
him a high floor. Could be a plus defender at every position
except catcher and first base. Bat lags behind, but has improved
considerably in 2022. Approach is what holds him back now and
will determine his ultimate value at the plate.
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