Strong body; not overly large frame, but filled out; not much room left for physical projection; strong wrists and forearms; low maintenance body; decent athlete;
Lowell Spinners (Short Season, Red Sox)
Mature; professional approach; player gives it a solid effort whenever he steps onto the field; can tell enjoys playing the game; does show signs of putting a lot of pressure on himself to perform.
40; up-and-down player
More of a compact stroke; arms come through the zone shorter and closer to body; will lengthen when going out to get balls middle-away; demonstrates patience and knowledge of the strike zone; will work counts; willing to use the whole field; does expand zone when pressing or in a situation to delivery; hands on the bland side; have trouble getting above the ball against velocity; ties himself up on inner third, especially against velocity; contact in play lacks consistent backspin.
Has good strength; forearms well defined; swing lacks consistent lift - at times shows upward plane and then at times is very level or chops; can run into fastballs out and over the plate with lift; ability to drive ball out to all fields; don't see the type of swing to fully tap into strength, but potential to muscle up enough for double-digit home run totals.
Speed not a factor in player's game; consistently timed in the 4.5s down the line; high double play candidate; not a station-to-station runner, but have to hit a gap to take a chance with less than 2 outs.
Can range in both directions at first base; average hands; stretches well; scoops in the dirt have improved over stretch of looks; at times rushes plays and is over-zealous in selection of what to go after; potential to put some more polish on the glove over the course of the next few seasons.
Adequate throwing arm; shows good accuracy when cutting off throw and firing to base; at times a little awkward leading pitchers to bag with throws; would like to see if there is more arm here, but doesn't really have a chance to air it out.
Tough profile - bat needs to produce at high levels consistently for long-term value; Offensive tools were on the bland side in this look; have questions on the hands and whether they are good enough to keep pace with high quality arms; like the mentality to maximize everything player has; likely to not meet strong resistance until upper levels; don't see a long-term regular here -more of a bench bat/part-time player.