dreamer’s build; tall, broad shouldered and filled out; muscular throughout his whole body; has size and durability to withstand the longevity of a season.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A, Royals)
50; major league regular
wide base setup; hands start slightly above back shoulder; has a slight bat wrap at times but won’t be an issue; has great strength in wrists and hands; bat speed is plus; will use the whole field; very comfortable going the other way and comfort zone seems to be right-CF; swing has natural leverage; very good feel for the strike zone; plate discipline and pitch recognition are strengths; hips get involved and uses whole body; picks up spin early and tracks ball deep into the hitting zone; very intelligent hitter, gets himself into hitters counts often and takes advantage; have seen him make in game adjustments consistently; can get beat with premium velocity down in the zone.
ox-like strength; swing lift and plus bat speed are contributing factors; power to all parts of the field; displayed BP power to pull-side and opposite field; translated to game well; will be lots of 2B with HR potential.
athletic and stayed in athletic stance; long strides; consistently in the 4.25-4.29 range; smart base runner and instincts on the bases; reads pitchers and balls in play well.
clean actions at 3B; gathers himself well to get into throwing position; showed soft hands and clean transfers to hand; played two tough hops correctly and made athletic backhand play down the line; stays athletic and turns DP well; accuracy is a strength.
strong, accurate throws across the diamond; ball stayed on a line didn’t arch; clean arm action; arm is a weapon from left side.
I’m a big believer in this kid. I think he’s a very polished player and the tools are mature. He has such natural feel for the game that it seems it comes easy to him. He has a dreamer's build, which is muscular throughout, and is still a very good athlete. His defense is solid average over at 3B and the arm is plus, he could definitely play there long term. He has a natural feel for hitting and his man strength contributes to his raw power. If he puts it all together as the season progresses, he could be a very special player.