Plus bat speed; quiet hands; moderate barrel control; leveraged swing; extension; back shoulder will drop ocassionally; hips torque without leaking; leg kick with moderate load; stays balanced; seasoned approach; recognizes spin.
Plus raw power; leveraged swing with plus bat speed; will play to average in-game.
4.50+ home to first; speed is not a part of his game.
Agile for a large player; displays average range; soft hands; first base profile.
Plus arm strength; not an asset as a first basemen.
Hoskins displayed an impressive game during his series against Hagerstown. While the profile is strictly first base, I think he will hit enough to provide average value at the position. His swing lacks any significant hole and he displayed consistent mechanics. There is some risk due to a lack of experience against higher competition.
Round Drafted: 5th round, 2014
Why: Seasoned bat with potential to hit at an average level.