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Bo Bichette

Born: 03/05/1998 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 200
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Physical/Health
Well-proportioned, athletic body, versatile build, terrific core strength, will likely add bulk as he ages.
Evaluator Emmett Rosenbaum
Report Date 07/10/2017
Dates Seen 3x May-June 2017
Affiliate Lansing Lugnuts (Low A, Blue Jays)
Makeup

Fiery, competitor, passionate, goes all out

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
Late-2019 Moderate 60 55: Above-average regular Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Big leg kick and load, major bat wrap, electric bat speed, fast hands offset swing length, outstanding rotational strength; solid bat-to-ball ability, good feel for the barrel, impressive plate coverage, recognizes spin early; force of swings leads to some whiffs, can get over-aggressive, will over-swing on occasion; consistently generates hard contact on pitches in all parts of the zone.
Power 60 Plus raw, present strength with projection, highly leveraged swing, tries to get the ball in the air; game power to all fields, bat-to-ball ability helps power play in games.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Above-average present runner, 4.26 average on four clocks, likely to lose a step as he adds mass, should settle in as average utility.
Glove 45 Choppy footwork, can rush plays at times, solid lateral movement, lacks a ton of range to his right, capable hands, fringe utility at short.
Arm 50 Arm can play at short, makes throws across the diamond on a line, showed the ability to throw well on the run, not a standout tool but playable for left side.
Overall

Bichette possesses a terrific bat, with fast hands and bat speed that combines to allow him to drive the ball with authority. He boasts leverage and plane to impact the ball. The defensive questions ding the profile, as it'll be a stretch for him to stick at short, but a final home at the keystone seems within reach. Given his age and uncertain home in the field, Bichette has risk, but the bat and athleticism project him to be a first-division starter wherever he ends up.

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