Generates easy bat speed through compact swing; lots of swing plane/pitch plane overlap; at best utilizes full field approach and can drive pole to pole; still figuring out approach and pitch selection; can get locked on quadrants and fail to let ball travel; needs to focus on game plan in box; shows ability to make adjustments across at-bats, but can tripped up by quality sequencing; dangerous in fastball counts—when he figures out how to get to those counts more often, look out.
80 raw, but utility is closer to future 60; swing isn’t naturally geared to easy lift; produces backspin—ball tough to track down to the gaps; may be best in two gears, reaching to power in hitter’s counts; when trying to drive, can get pull happy and make too much contact out front; will need to find balance between hard line-drive contact and over-the-fence efforts.
Well below average; once underway can move a little bit, but takes a long time to get there; enough underway that speed shouldn’t hinder extra-base ability too greatly.
Has made some progress during pro tenure, but not nearly enough to project as a solid future defender; improved footwork, but still very deliberate; stabs with the glove; upper- and lower-body don’t work in concert; shows some ability to pick it.
Fringe-average; will play up once the footwork is cleaner; delivers to second with accuracy; can struggle off the cut when turning to throw.
Definition of bat-only profile, but the bat could be impactful. Defense not progressing as much as I’d hoped from previous views; DH looking more and more like the best future fit. If everything clicks offensively, this is a potential .290/.360/.500 bat. That’ll play. Importance of offensive development and distance from majors mean high risk.