Left-handed hitter with a short, compact
frame. Very strong, stocky build. No remaining projection.
Starts slightly closed and
utilizes a short leg lift timing device. Solid bat speed, smooth
swing. Direct to the ball, keeps the barrel in the zone a long
time. Has swing and miss in his game, but also will take a walk.
Above-average raw power.
Below-average speed. Passable speed for his size.
defensive home is still to be determined. Has played first base
and outfield in pro ball. Played catcher, first base and
outfield in college.
Played infield and catcher in
high school in North Carolina. Also played football. Not drafted
out of high school. Spent four years at Vanderbilt, winning the
College World Series with the Commodores in 2019. Signed to a
modest bonus for a 10th rounder, but a solid one for a college
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020 as a
Versatile, smart player from an elite program. Could advance
quickly, but likely profiles as an organizational bat. If
everything clicks, could develop into a power-hitting bench
player capable of filling in at first base and left field.
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