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August 22, 2017

Notes from the Field

August 22, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff


Greg Goldstein

Yu-Cheng Chang, SS, Cleveland Indians (Double-A Akron)

Bigger for SS, slight projection remaining, in shape, above-average athlete, quality conditioning. Open stance, flashes plus bat speed, more frequently above-average. Hands are fairly stiff through the zone, lacks the ability to control hands for all fields in game, rolls over pitches with some regularity, loses pitches out of hand, lacks feel for zone at this time. Didn’t keep weight back on CB. Fastball hitter, pulls head some, swings-and-misses at a high rate, below-average barrel control at present. The athleticism is there for him to improve contact skills with more experience, but one-dimensional pull-side hitter at present. Projects improvement to fringe-average hit utility at maturity.

Plus raw, potential for a bit more. Employs a moderate uppercut, still got to ball pretty quickly with leverage, potential for spray power. Power stroke plays mostly pull-side. He turns on pitches on the inner half, extends his hands for consistent power. Contact problems tick power tool down to above-average game at maturity. Timed 4.25.

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