Impressive size/strength; built like NFL tight end; long arms; proportioned waist/shoulders; broad chest; very athletic for size; body not a red flag
Hartford Yard Goats (AA, Rockies)
Makeup to play at advanced level at early age; strong approach to the mundane aspects of the game (daily BP/fielding, etc)
60; first-division player
Not great; should play; wide setup without a lot of noise; front foot tap without big lift; generates with explosive hip rotation; good hand position in setup/load; it’s easy and fluid but has length; leveraged; anchors on the back leg/opens hips and brings it; struggles to match plane to vertical movement; concerns about inner-third coverage; will have swing/miss because of exaggerated plane and limited zone presence; could hit ~.265-plus.
Elite; natural power stroke; swing has lift and creates backspin; shows impressive power to all fields; doesn’t need sweet spot to leave the yard; can create “the sound;” torque created by hip rotation creates impressive bat speed; raw strength is 8; looks to extend on balls out and up; excellent secondary extension through the ball; its extreme; he’s going to hit 35-plus bombs at major-league level at maturity.
Can clock sub 4.2 home-to-first; good second gear; slow start but is a plus runner at full speed; good instincts on base; plays with his head up; not a base clogger.
Much better than expected; will eventually play as average or above; good lower-half actions; bends well; good first step; lacks crazy range; very good at coming in on balls; hands are solid; will let balls play him; will improve through repetition; can stay at the position.
Arm is very strong; fundamentally sound mechanics; sets himself and throws from high/shoulder slot; accuracy should be fine; standout tool.
Showed strong on-the-field effort; took batting practice and infield work seriously; stayed focused in the game (despite rain delay and poor conditions); highly competitive and will show emotion on the field; good overall approach at the plate; knows the strike zone; will chase and miss, but appears to have good pitch recognition skills.
Player shows all five tools; power is elite and will carry him; hit tool is good enough to let power play, but won’t be a high average hitter; has some OBP skills; runs very well for his size; excellent top gear; glove will keep him at third; not flashy but excels coming in on the ball and has a plus-plus arm; makeup to play at advanced level at early age; strong approach to the mundane aspects of the game (daily BP/fielding, etc); top tier talent.