Moderate frame; lean, wiry muscle; proportionately filled out; room to put on a little more weight; average athlete - not going to wow in this department; body to handle the grind.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Short Season, Indians)
Plays with some intensity; carries himself like a seasoned professional; focused during practice sessions - looking to work; engaged in game when not actively involved.
45; bench bat/part-time player
Shows a feel for hitting; loose hands, with a quick trigger; shorter, compact stroke that covers both sides of the plate; plus bat speed; controls the head of the bat; long in zone; barrels the ball up; relaxed in box; brings a plan to the plate; grinds through plate appearances looking for something to drive; not afraid to let one pass; can be high contact, line-to-line hitter.
Presently not a large amount of lift and leverage in swing, but feel player can learn to muscle up due to hitting ability; shows occasional drives with arc in batting practice; project as pull-side power, with ability to plug opposite field gap; see hot zone as middle-in from top of thighs and down; 15 home run potential.
Timed 4.25-4.33 down the line digging; doesn't really have an extra gear, but accelerates reasonably well; enough speed to stretch a hit or score from second with less than two outs; not going to impact the game in this department.
Fringy foot speed in the field; took a couple of flat routes in right field before realizing it was too late to correct; slower with reads off the bat; drifts at times; fringe-average range; see better suited for left field; defense can reach projection with dedication - not a slam dunk to get to average; not the draw of player's game.
Arm came up a bit short throwing from right field; throws had accuracy, but died towards the end; arm won't be taken advantage of; likely to play up better in left field and show more effect.
Intriguing hitter - flashed natural hitting ability; bat first player; pressure on offense to produce at high levels year in and year out to maintain status as regular; liked what I saw with the swing and ability to barrel consistently; believe bat translates against good velocity due to hands and efficiency of swing; feel some home run power will show in mid-to-late twenties; can end up as high as 2-hole hitter or hit 6th/7th in a deep lineup; .290s with 15 home run peak season potential.