Smaller guy that is in great physical condition; Hustles on every play with noticeable foot speed and quick twitch ability.
Mechanics: Starts slightly open with bat on shoulder; Steady at the plate; Stiff hands in stance; Slight load; No leg kick; No noise; Mild leverage; Compact stroke; Above-average bat speed; Clean follow through.
Reading Fightin Phils (AA, Phillies)
Passionate player that hustles at all times. Will show emotion when something doesn't go his way, but he has the ability to stay in the game even when he does struggle.
50; Major League regular
Above-average bat speed and a quick, linear swing allow for him to spray balls all over the field; Attacks the ball and frequently, creates hard contact while maintaining balanced mechanics; Does well to keep his weight back on offspeed offerings; Shows patience at the dish; Waits for a pitch that he can drive; Line-drive approach; Hits the ball where it’s pitched, lets the ball travel when he needs to; Difficult to strike out; Was late a few times on plus velocity, but that seemed more like a timing than physical issue; Did seem to get under a few hittable pitches due to stiffness in his hands.
Small frame limits raw power potential; Filled out in terms of strength, but has enough bat speed and leverage to be an above-average gap power threat; Has the ability to get lift the oppo way, but doesn’t use his lower body or have the swing to pull inside pitches with a high launch angle; Has enough raw bat speed and bat control to become a double digit home run threat.
Timed at 4.10 seconds home to first; Has plus burst coming out of the batter’s box and will hustle without letting up on his speed; He’s got the ability to change directions quickly; Aggressive nature could allow for some base running mistakes over the course of a season.
Has soft hands to be an above-average infielder; Quick transfer; Athletic enough to make flashy plays, covered ground quickly in shallow RF; Stays down on ground balls and doesn’t get eaten up by in betweeners; The lack of size and elite range keeps him from being something more than above-average.
Average arm strength that plays perfectly at 2nd base; Accurate thrower of the baseball who can hit his target on the move.
Kingery flashes fundamentals at the plate and in the field. He’s an easy player to root for because of his passion and energy for the game. He has the bat speed, barrel control and advanced approach at the plate to become a plus major league hitter. He’ll affect the game positively on the basepaths as well with really the only drawbacks being that he has a second base only profile and won’t bring 20 home run power to the table. Overall, he’s a safe prospect that knows who he is and excels in those areas.