Starts at the back of the batters box with his feet a tick more than shoulder width apart; hands away from his body, bat pointed up in a 45 degree angle. He waggles the bat and has a small leg kick load mechanism. Likes the ball down in the zone, or middle in, has trouble with pitches away, and recognizing spin on the outer half of the plate. Propensity to cast hands and flail at pitches. Gets on front foot too often. Barrel control flashes, but often has trouble centering good pitching. At his best, swing is short and quick through the zone, keeping the barrel level. Most contact hard contact is of the line drive variety, and he produces top spin. Bat speed is average to a tick below.
Doesn't generate back spin. Power isn't a part of his game. Must be a mistake pitch to hit it over 300 feet in the air. Doubles power could play, but doesn't drive ball with authority. 30 extra base hits maximum at highest level.
Good, not great runner. Better in second gear. Times range from 4.25-4.35 from the right side. Fluid runner, average stride length.
Quicker than fast. Reacts very well on balls to both sides. Glides in the field. Covers ground. Positions himself well, and footwork is excellent around the bag. Make all of the plays, especially going to his left. Seems to get the good hops, and will have no trouble staying at SS. Can have trouble tracking pop ups.
Loves to show it off. Strong, accurate throws. Can make throw from edge of infield grass after catching the ball 5-8 steps to his left, planting, and firing. Double play throws coming across the bag are crisp.
Will have no problem sticking at SS. Defense is extremely good. Not game changing, but very solid, and therefore, the bat will need to play. Should be a .240-.250 hitter without much power. Likely not a second division starter, but an up and down guy, or a good utility player. Has trouble with good pitching, especially spin. Good worker with room to improve. Nice player to have in the system.