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Dalton Pompey

Born: 12/11/1992 (Age: 21)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 195
Primary Position: CF
Physical/Health
Tall, thin frame that should be able to handle additional weight.
Evaluator Jeff Moore
Report Date 05/19/2014
Dates Seen 5/12-5/14
Affiliate Dunedin Blue Jays (High A, Blue Jays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2016 High 60 50, major league regular No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Could be a 60 hitter from the left side, which is his stronger side. May struggle from right side, though he has plenty of bat speed from that side as well. Starts with bat angled down on shoulder from both sides; plus bat speed form both sides. Shorter swing from left side, wants to lift the ball. More pronounced uppercut from the right side. From the left side he can get stiff on his front side, cutting off his hip rotation. Will open up on an inside pitch in order to pull it, which could leave him susceptible to change-ups. Showed a willingness to use entire field.
Power 50 Potential 20-home run power. Not the kind of power that he can hit any pitch out, but can do damage on balls up in the zone. Still learning how to drive the ball without cheating and trying to lift it. Power is primarily to pull side. Will have more natural power from left side, where he doesn't have to sell out for it.
Baserunning/Speed 65 Runs very well; long-strider. Glides around the bases.
Glove 60 Above-average current defender who will be a true asset once he refines the nuances of route running and footwork. Has natural ball-tracking ability and already has plus range.
Arm 60 Plus strength with good carry. Strong enough for right field if he ever had to shift over.
Overall

Pompey is a wildly fascinating prospect because of what he's come from and what he could still become. He's still incredibly raw and doesn't hit for much power right now, especially home run power, but it's in there. He has the bat speed to hit the ball over the fence, especially from the left side where the swing is already refined. Because of the speed, defense and arm, the bat doesn't have to make as much progress as it does with some prospects in order for him to earn major league playing time. The bat from the right side might make him susceptible to platoon splits, but the left side is good enough to carry him, and it's on the correct side of the platoon. If the power develops all the way, he could be a 20-homer player with plus defense in center field, but even if it doesn't quite get there, he should hit enough to justify regular playing time.

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