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William Ballou

Born: 03/17/1990 (Age: 25)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 205
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: RF
Physical/Health
Athletic build; muscular top with long legs; maxed frame.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 07/20/2015
Dates Seen 8 Games May - July 2015
Affiliate Harrisburg Senators (AA, Nationals)
Makeup

Good head on his shoulders; professional on the field.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
N/A Low 30 30; Org Player No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 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.
Power 30 Average raw power; slight leverage; plays down in-game due to lack of hit tool utility.
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.16 - 4.20 home to first; lacks agility; capable of 5-10 bases a year due to baseline speed.
Glove 45 Below-average reads and routes; inconsistent footwork and first step; profiles best in LF due to lack of agility and arm.
Arm 40 Below-average arm strength; lacks carry; inconsistent accuracy.
Overall

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

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