Leg kick and load can look sloppy and out of sync, but very consistent balance and hand position at trigger; strong hands and wrists, snaps barrel on plane, level plane with occasional pull-side lift, above-average bat speed is late, wrists will lock through point of contact, short and quick to the ball; hips clear, attacks point of contact, quality hand-eye; stays in the zone, will work a count, above-average bat-to-ball plays up with quality approach with
Swing lacks leverage and extension to drive the ball with loft, fly balls lack carry, line-drive hitter works the gaps
Nine clocks between 4.16 and 4.22, consistently busts it out of the box, quick crossover, gets to speed quickly, advanced base-stealing acumen, reads first-movement well, efficient base-stealer
Lateral quickness and agility, above-average range, gets low, good body control to the ground, efficient reads and angles at second; internal clock speeds up at shortstop, passable but lacks arm strength to finish plays to his right; advanced footwork and timing on the turn, works the bag, solid-average defender at second with fringe-average shortstop utility
Average arm at second, quick transfer and release helps fringe-average raw velocity play up, accurate; stretched at short, needs to get his body behind it to finish plays towards the hole
Hampson's just a straight-up solid player, and a pesky hitter with quality hand-eye and quickness into the zone that allow him to exploit mistakes and stick line drives on them in any quadrant. He's a sound contact hitter with good command of the strike zone and a polished approach to hitting. He's also a plus runner with instincts and a quick start. The latter trait serves him well in the field, where he boasts above-average range and reliable hands. He's not a flashy ballplayer, and the lack of much in the way of game power caps the ceiling some. But I buy the hit tool, and combined with speed utility and a solid glove I like him in a second-division starting role through his prime years.