Listed height/weight appears to be from signing in 2011; height may be an inch generous and weight may be slightly low; well built with good athleticism and a very strong core; minimal injury history and body should be durable going forward.
07/08/13 - 07/11/13
Frisco RoughRiders (AA, Rangers)
Excellent #want; hard-nosed style and an intense competitor; plays the game with confidence and a touch of swagger; kind of player you hate if you’re against but love to have on your team.
Potential .300 hitter at major-league level; high-contact profile with mature overall approach and pitch-recognition skills; compact lefty stroke with line-drive ability to all fields; hands/wrists are quick and strong; aggressive on pitches within the zone; can get overaggressive and expand at times; should have enough feel to tighten approach and increase walk rate as he matures; flashed ability to make adjustments in this look; was lunging at the ball/selling out for power during BP in first two games, and carried over into game action; made adjustment and stayed back/more balanced in both BP and game in final two.
Future fringe-avg power profile; packs plenty of strength into smallish frame; couples it with quick/strong hands and some leverage in swing; will sell out for power at times; shows gap punch to all fields with some pull-side HR pop; should develop into high-doubles hitter with approx. 15 HR annually.
Will flash plus times from left side; saw 4.13 home-to-first on DP ball; most times 4.15 to 4.25; speed likely to take a step back as body matures/thickens a bit down the line, but should remain at least average; quick out of box; good instincts enable speed to play up; aggressive on bases; isn’t a burner but stole 27/35 in 99 High-A games.
Range at 2B is easily plus; advanced defender for age with soft hands; good athlete who moves around well; instincts/reads/quickness of feet are very good; showed youth by forcing the occasional throw after making a rangy stop up middle; mature look overall; has the tools and instincts to handle SS if needed, with a fringe to avg defensive profile there.
Plenty of strength for 2B; mechanically sound and under control when throwing from second; have seen him sling the ball with low arm slot from shortstop, leading to wild throws; has enough arm strength to handle left side of infield if needed.
Odor features a solid across-the-board package with a carrying hit tool; he’s a potential .300 hitter with some pop, a good glove, and decent speed. His instincts and mature skill set should enable his raw tools to play at full utility at the highest level. He could reach the majors in mid-to-late 2014. For me, Odor is a no-doubt big leaguer in some form. The moderate risk factor applies to him being a potential first-division regular. Texas is currently stacked at 2B/SS right now, but I think Odor could handle a Martin Prado-type role with a little more speed and athletic ability.