Small, slight frame; needs additional strength; limited physical projection; question durability as an everyday player; decent athlete.
06/14/13 - 06/16/13
Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
Simple, compact swing; fringy bat speed; controls the bat well and can make contact; contact-oriented approach; doesn’t always impact the ball because of lack of strength; decent approach; knows the strike zone and can work counts; struggles with spin; has a little swing-and-miss; won’t hit a ton; hitting ability fits in the bottom third of the order; still needs some development with pitch recognition and finding pitches to drive; possible fringy hitter long term.
Lacks strength; bat speed is unimpressive; ball doesn’t jump off his bat and contact is often soft; minimal projection with potential for only modest gap power.
Showed 4.31-4.38 on multiple digs; high-effort runner; fringe-average speed down the line; good baserunning and basestealing instincts; potential to steal 10-15 bases annually despite fringy overall speed; good reads when running the bases and can take extra bases with aggressive style; lack of speed hinders range in the field as well; should hold speed through into physical maturity.
Has some tools for left side; soft hands; very good glove-to-hand transfer; gets rid of the ball quickly; intelligent defender; quick first step; very good instincts for the position; overall range is stretched at shortstop; moves better to glove side than into the hole; footwork gets a little sloppy and can impact throws; Double-A game moves a little fast for him now; needs to settle down and play within himself; has positional versatility in his past, including second base and outfield; potential average glove at shortstop; possibly better on right side.
Quick release; easy plus raw strength; plays down at times because of footwork driven accuracy issues; arm plays on left side; can make the throws from deep in the hole; likes to show it off at times.
Very good feel for the game; knows what he’s doing in all situations; love the instincts; plays the game hard; grinder type; still has to settle into the advanced game; does a lot of things modestly well.
Classic grinder with limited tools; lack of significant hit projection and absence of substantial secondary offensive skills keeps him away from an everyday profile; despite modest range, has defensive chops for left side of the infield; tools play better at second base; has outfield experience in background; very versatile player with instincts for any position on the diamond; heady player; all-out style of play; the kind of guy every roster needs; should have big-league future but in a limited role.