Physical Description: Thick,
stocky build. Very strong and physical. No remaining projection.
Hit: Starts square and utilizes a leg kick
timing device. Swing is relatively short and he has some feel
for the strike zone. He does have swing-and-miss in his game and
will have to show he can handle more advanced pitching after
struggling in High A to start 2019. Velocity, especially up in
the zone, is a challenge for him. Will have to show he can hit
pitches in that area as he moves up the ladder.
Power: Plus-plus raw power. Power is more
strength-based, but has shown the ability to impact the ball to
all fields. How his power plays will depend on how his hit tool
develops. Plus power potential.
Well below-average speed. Not a part of his game.
Field: Below-average defensive profile. Lacks
athleticism and fluidity. Profiles best at first base, but
played a little bit in the corner outfield in 2017 after
Arm: Average arm strength.
Career Notes: Led NJCAA Division II in
batting average, slugging and on-base percentage in 2017. Was
committed to Mississippi State, but the Rangers drafted and
signed him. Started the 2019 season in High A, but was recalled
to extended spring training on May 15. After a little over a
month, reported to Low A and performed much better at a level at
which he had spent the previous season.
Projects as an organizational depth bat. Has one carrying tool
in his power, but does not project to add much defensive value
and there are serious questions about how his hit tool will play
against more advanced pitching.
Note: This page will
be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting
team has seen the player in person.
Scouting Report Update (12.11.20)