Physical Description: Thick,
stocky build. Very strong and physical. No remaining projection.
Hit: Starts square and utilizes a leg kick
timing device. Below-average bat speed. Knows the strike zone,
but has a lot of swing-and-miss in his game. Has yet to show he
can handle more advanced pitching. Velocity, especially up in
the zone, is a challenge for him.
Plus raw power. Power is more strength-based, but has shown the
ability to impact the ball to all fields. Max exit velocities
are very high. How his power plays will depend on how his hit
Run: Well below-average
speed. Not a part of his game.
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 signing and has played some
outfield on occasion with the Red Sox when necessary based on
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 before signing with the Rangers. 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. Suspended for 8 games in 2022 for his role
in a benches-clearing brawl, although he is uniformly described
as one of the nicest and friendliest players in the
organization. Began the 2023 season on the
60-day injured list after undergoing elbow surgery and has
missed the season's first half.
Summation: Projects as an
minor league 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
Scouting Report Update (12.11.20)