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Jose King

Born: 01/16/1999 (Age: 18)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 160
Primary Position: SS
Physical/Health
Lean, wiry body and frame, has physical projection remaining, but doesn't look like he will be muscular, will still be somewhat smaller.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 09/13/2017
Dates Seen 6x August
Affiliate GCL Tigers West (, Tigers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2021 High 45 Role 3; Defensive Replacement/Pinch-Runner No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Hits from an open stance, looking to bunt, average bat speed, slap/line-drive hitter, doesn't have much loft in swing, looks to put the ball in play where he can use his speed, good hands and can catch up to velocity, but fear that most contact is of the weaker variety.
Power 20 20 power at present, doesn't offer much physicality or present strength, most extra base hits will be of the speed variety or of balls shot down the line, project to 30 raw, but won't ever be part of game.
Baserunning/Speed 70 70 runner, 4.07 H-1B is best time, 3.72 on a jailbreak, speed is a weapon, will bunt to put speed on the base paths, inconsistent on jumps and reads, but goes at any opportunity, will improve over time.
Glove 50 Inconsistent glove, gets to everything, good range and quality first step, hands are inconsistent, makes throws on the run with little success, good athlete and has time to iron out issues, average defender at SS/2B/CF.
Arm 50 Average arm strength, plays at SS, but is not a weapon, would be stronger at 2B or OF, but can make the routine throw.
Overall

Intriguing athlete, brought over in a trade from Arizona, shows some feel for the barrel, 70 speed, and athleticism, but am worried that the bat will play to below-average at peak, see as an upper level MIF depth, could also get looks in OF given premium speed, emergency opportunity as a pinch-runner, would acquire.

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