Athletic build; muscular top with long legs; maxed frame.
8 Games May - July 2015
Harrisburg Senators (AA, Nationals)
Good head on his shoulders; professional on the field.
30; Org Player
Average bat speed; slight hitch; barrel lags through zone; pulls open front shoulder; mild toe tap and load; unbalanced swing; mild recognition of spin; struggles to make consistent contact; beaten by higher velo bands.
Average raw power; slight leverage; plays down in-game due to lack of hit tool utility.
4.16 - 4.20 home to first; lacks agility; capable of 5-10 bases a year due to baseline speed.
Below-average reads and routes; inconsistent footwork and first step; profiles best in LF due to lack of agility and arm.
Below-average arm strength; lacks carry; inconsistent accuracy.
Ballou lacks a carrying tool, which ultimately leaves him as an organizational depth player that can handle the corner OF and player CF in a pinch. He lacks the tools to play anything more than a depth piece in the majors.
Round Drafted: 15th round, 2013.
Why: Athletic OF with potential to provide 4th OF value. Local prospect