Physical Description: Solid,
athletic frame. Moves well. On the smaller side for a catcher.
Minimal remaining projection.
swing with a lot of swing-and-miss at present. Approach needs
work. Will need to cut down on the strikeouts.
Power: Likes to lift the ball and has shown all-fields
power. How much his power actualizes in-game will depend on his
ability to make adjustments and contact against more advanced
pitching. Above-average raw power with average power potential.
Run: Average speed. Moves very well for a
catcher and could steal a handful of bases.
Very versatile defender. Has played catcher, second base and
third base in pro ball. Even played some outfield in college. Moves well behind the plate, but still
working on his receiving and framing skills. Shows soft
hands in the infield. Potential average defender behind the
Arm: Average arm strength for a
catcher. Solid arm strength at second base, passable at third
Career Notes: Played shortstop
in college before moving to backstop. Played in the Cape Cod
League in 2015 (Yarmouth-Dennis) and 2016 (Bourne). Stepfather,
Matt Maysey, had a brief MLB career, pitching for Montreal and
Milwaukee. Has shown increasing in-game power up the ladder.
Excelled in 40 games at Double-A in late 2019, boosting his
Summation: Projects as a super-utility player, capable
of catching and playing both second and third base.
Has the potential to be an MLB regular depending on how his hit
tool develops. Will have to make more contact as he moves up the
ladder. Power tool is better than hit right now, and he needs
considerable refinement at the plate. Athletic, unique player
who could be a very valuable roster piece due to potential
Note: This page will be
updated after the scouting team has seen the player
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