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Devin Hairston

Born: 04/07/1995 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7" Weight: 157
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Physical/Health
Small frame, stocky and athletic, minimal projection left
Evaluator Jeff Long
Report Date 06/06/2017
Dates Seen 5/9, 5/25-5/26/2017
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MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2021 High 50 40; Below-Average Player No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Good balance, moderate barrel control, minimal bat wrap, mild leg kick, quick to the ball; sometimes gets too much loft in his swing
Power 30 Average bat speed, minimal load, mild leverage
Baserunning/Speed 45 Average speed, average instincts on the base paths, more of a hard runner, fringe-average utility
Glove 50 Moderate range, above-average mobility, has good hands, quality reads and first step
Arm 50 Solid arm strength, below-average accuracy
Overall

Hairston is a gritty player, the kind who gets mad when he doesn’t throw a runner out after tracking down a ball he had no right getting to. Despite his small stature, Hairston brings a big presence to the field. He swings hard and plays harder, sometimes to his detriment.

His swing can get too much loft in it, resulting in fly balls rather than base hits. Hairston can be a streaky hitter, launching line drives into left field with repetition before going on a run of fly balls that are caught for outs. If Hairston can hone his approach at the next level and stick at shortstop ,there’s a chance he could be a solid regular who plays above his tools.

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