August 20, 1995
free agent (July 2013)
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Released (Jan. 2019)
Physical Description: Average frame with some projection
remaining. Needs to add strength. Average athlete.
vertical stance. Starts with hands high and loops bat, bringing hands down
then back up pre-pitch. Uses a toe-tap timing device. Bat takes time to
get in the hitting zone. Fringe-average bat speed. Solid bat control, but
aggressive approach. Lot of swing-and-miss, struggles to recognize spin.
Often caught out on front side against off-speed pitches. Struggles with
velocity, especially up in the zone. Bat will be tested by more advanced
Power: Not a major part of his game.
Well below-average raw power. Projects for gap power. Might run into a few
home runs a year.
Arm: Average arm. Has some
trouble making the throw from deep shortstop, but passable there.
Field: Has played primarily second base and shortstop
since he signed. Fringe defender at shortstop. Footwork can get sloppy,
doesn’t always stay down. Average range, hands work. Defensive tools
better suited for second base than shortstop. Could be an average defender
at second base.
Run: Average speed.
Summation: Will have to show significant progress to get
out of the low minors. No tool projects as better than average, unlikely
to stick at shortstop long-term. Could be a solid depth player in the low
minors, but will be tested both offensively and defensively if he reaches
the high minors.