Average, athletic frame. Minimal remaining projection.
Hit: Starts square in a crouch. Utilizes a
toe-tap timing device, Average bat speed. Loose at the plate.
Short, compact swing. Hands work at the plate. Strong contact
skills. Knows the strike zone, but does have some trouble
recognizing secondary pitches. Will go gap-to-gap and use all
fields. Will take a walk. Left-handed swing is more designed for
line drives, while right-handed swing is more uphill and
tailored to hit the ball in the air. Potential average hit tool.
Power: Fringe-average raw power. Has shown
the ability to drive mistake pitches. Shows more power from the
Run: Fringe-average speed.
solid-average defensive profile. Soft hands, solid instincts in
the field. Should be able to stay at shortstop and also play
second base and third base. Advanced feel for the game and
Average arm, able to make all the throws from the infield,
including deep against the foul line at third base.
Cousin of MLB veteran infielder Eric Sogard and nephew of former
major leaguers Steve and Dave Sax. Acquired from the Rays in
February 2021 with Ronaldo Hernandez for Jeffrey Springs and
Chris Mazza. Moved between High-A and Double-A in 2021 in part
to help fill in for players participating in the Olympics and
as a solid organizational player. Ceiling of an up-and-down
depth infielder. Lacks a carrying tool, but has a bunch of 45-50
tools. Sum-of-all-parts type of player. Will have to prove it at
every level, but has some feel at the plate and is solid enough
defensively to stick around in the system for a while, at least.
Scouting Report Update (2.19.2021)