Medium-sized frame. Extremely athletic. Has some remaining
projection in upper half. Needs to add strength.
Hit: Starts slightly open with his hands high. Utilizes
a toe-tap timing device. Quick wrists, but bat can drag due to
his lack of strength. Swing could use some refinement, primarily
in making it simpler. Doesn't make great quality of contact and
struggles to pull the ball with any authority. Can get
slap-happy at the plate, looking to push the ball in play the
other way. Advanced feel for the strike zone for his age.
Above-average plate discipline, has always shown a willingness
to take a walk. Potential average hit tool, but has the
potential to develop into more than that if he can add strength
and refine his swing.
Power: Will show
fringe-average raw power in batting practice, but hasn't
translated in games yet. Doesn't look to drive the ball and
swing lacks loft, so in-game power is limited to line drives to
the gaps. Currently the one major hole in his game. Well
below-average power potential.
speed. Speed translates on both offense and defense. Still needs
to learn the art of stealing bases and improve his baserunning
Field: Strong instincts and
reads. Very quick first step. Really can go get it with great
closing speed. Will make highlight-reel plays, fun to watch.
Potential plus defender in center field.
Arm: Above-average arm. Plenty for any outfield
Tremendous athlete, has been known to do Ozzie Smith-style
backflips on the field to celebrate wins and can throw with both
arms. Was considered one of the top players in his international
class and was part of Padres IFA class that cost $78 million in
bonuses. Skipped the DSL and headed right to the Arizona League
in 2017, holding his own offensively. Has been age-advanced
relative to his level early in his career. Was hampered by a
hamstring injury in 2019. Played at the Alternate Training Site
after being acquired from the Padres in 2020. Participated in
the 2020 Fall Instructional League.
Potential bench outfielder who brings defense and speed to the
table, but ceiling is much higher. If he adds strength and shows
some power potential, along with his hit tool improving, could
develop into a starting center fielder and lead-off hitter for a
competing team. Wide gap between his floor and his ceiling.
Speed and defense are known, but has a lot of questions
offensively, especially with his swing. Has always been very
young for his age and has shown a remarkable knowledge of the
strike zone. Exciting player who has the potential to add value
in many ways if he reaches his potential.
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has seen the player in person.
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