Lean frame, growth left in lower half; projects for more power; might be shorter than listed; good frame for athletic catcher.
3/8/2014 - 3/11/14, 4/12/14 - 4/13/14
Delmarva Shorebirds (Low A, Orioles)
45; offense-oriented backup catcher
Plus bat speed; swing short; compact; line-drive oriented; quick wrists; flicks them; sometimes over-extends on outside pitches; slight lunge but still barrels the ball enough for sufficient contact; average load; hips and feet are quiet and efficient.
Current 40 grade power; line-drive swing will likely keep from being true HR threat; gap power is present; plus bat speed and future growth could boost power to average.
Better speed than advertised; average speed; agile and athletic; good speed for a catcher.
Defense is currently fringe; improvements noted with footwork; feet can get tied up at times; trouble with blocking pitches in dirt at times due to footwork; getting better at game calling and pitch framing. Good chance to be an average fielder.
Registered pop times of 1.96, 2.03, 2.06. Average arm strength, accurate throws.
Chance Sisco is relatively new to catching, and the inexperience shows at times. The most important factor to me has been the noted improvements since I first saw him in 2013. The footwork behind the plate has vastly improved, and I had serious questions about his ability to catch last year. The arm is average, yet accurate. It's not a detriment on his game, considering he still has room to grow into his frame and tack on some extra muscle. The swing is good and I believe the power should come down the line, even if it is not currently present.