Short, compact frame. Very strong, stocky build. No remaining
Hit: 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
Power: Above-average raw power.
Fringe-average game power. Can lift the ball and drive it with
some authority, especially to the pull side.
Below-average speed. Passable speed for his size.
Field: Long-term defensive home is still to be
determined. Appears to be trending toward becoming a full-time
catcher as of spring 2021, although scouts are skeptical that he
can stick there. Lacks mobility and clearly looks like someone
who just started playing the position. Has played first base and
outfield in pro ball as well.
Also played football in high school. Was not drafted out of high
school. Spent four years at Vanderbilt, winning the College
World Series with the Commodores in 2019. Signed for a modest
bonus for a 10th rounder, but a solid one for a college senior.
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020
as a catcher.
Summation: Profiles as a
minor league depth payer with solid versatility. Can play first
base and corner outfield adequately and is now getting some run
at catcher. Could advance quickly, but has the ceiling of an
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