Will Carter

Born: 01/18/1993 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 190
Ideal pitchers' body, filled-out, lacks remaining projection; full wind, tight, stiff and messy arm action, above-average arm speed, three-quarter slot; slight crossfire, command suffers due to timing issues with front side
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 09/05/2016
Affiliate Tampa Yankees (High A, Yankees)
Dates Seen 6/25/2016
OFP/Risk 45/Medium
Realistic 40: Up-and-Down Reliever
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 92-94 96 Above-average run and sink, worm-killer, fringe-average present control, well below-average command, pitch plays down currently due to lackluster command; projection for improvement to fuller utility, pitch will play to plus
Curveball 40 50 75-79 82 Manipulates shape, mainly 11-5, average depth, has some bite; primarily used as a finishing pitch, works it out of the zone, flashes average
Changeup 30 30 86-88 88 Clear third offering; shows consistent arm speed, lacks feel; below-average movement and command

Carter has an interesting relief profile, with a solid two-pitch primary arsenal that generates a lot of ground balls. The command needs to take a step forward if he's going to develop into a regular bullpen contributor, as he has timing issues that keep the raw stuff playing down at present. He projects more likely as an up-and-down arm.

Control- 45/50
Command- 30/40

Alec Hansen

Born: 10/10/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7" Weight: 235
Arm Action: mild stab, arm wrap at onset, quick action, plus arm speed

Delivery: high three-quarter release, moderate body tilt, crossfire delivery with long stride; moderate effort, lower half rushes from the stretch

Body: XL frame, long and lanky; short, square torso with mild taper; projectable, broad shoulders with moderate slope; long levers, lengthy, muscled lower half

Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 09/08/2016
Affiliate Kannapolis Intimidators (Low A, White Sox)
Dates Seen 9/1/16
OFP/Risk 55/High
Realistic 45: No. 5 Starter/Power Reliever
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 65 93-94 97 Flashes heavy sink and run to both sides of plate, movement lessens when working glove-side; velocity dipped in later innings, topped at 94 by the fifth; control over command; feel to sink it, heavy use to glove-side, projection for fringe-average control; maintains sitting velocity from stretch
CB 50 60 77 79 Steep 11-5 shape, significant vertical depth, mild two-plane with slight horizontal movement; can throw for strikes or get chases; inconsistent at present, tendency to leave up in zone and lose shape
SL 45 50 85 87 Two-plane break, more vertical tilt; will flash sharp bite; heavy use to gloveside, mistakes left over heart of plate, consistency throwing quality strikes limits projection
CONTROL 30 40 Walk prevention will be long-term concern; inconsistent strike-thrower, able to work fastball and curve into the zone better, slider less consistent

COMMAND: 40/50
Shows feel for sink on FB, though heavy gloveside use limits effectiveness; feel for CB, though needs to keep down in zone to maintain shape; SL bite inconsistent; needs to develop more feel for CH


Selected in the second round in June, Hansen is a long, lanky right-hander with two plus pitches and a third average pitch. The fastball sits a tick above plus with heavy sink and run. His crossfire delivery impacts the command potential, and he's significantly more comfortable working across his body to the glove side at present. The curve flashes plus with pronounced depth, though it loses shape when elevated. The slider will flash average with vertical tilt and signs of sharp bite, though he lacks feels to command the pitch, limiting its utility. He showed a changeup in this outing, with hard dive and mild fade at 87.

The motion is such that strike-throwing is likely to lag, and walk prevention will be a long-term concern. The command rates ahead of the control, which could help buoy future advances. There's mid-rotation potential if that command maxes out, though given delivery concerns a more likely outcome is that of a power reliever with high-leverage potential.

Alex Jackson

Born: 12/25/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 215
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position:
Thick, stocky frame, well-developed lower half, limited flexibility in hips, strength in forearms and shoulders; no physical projection remaining, will have to stay on top of his conditioning to remain in the outfield
Evaluator James Fisher
Report Date 08/30/2016
Dates Seen 8/22-8/24/16
Affiliate Clinton LumberKings (Low A, Mariners)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 Medium 45 40: Below-Average Player/Bench Bat No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Slightly open stance, hands at his ear; hands drift down pre-pitch, small stride, torso tends to drift forward, limited outer-third coverage; quick hands, above-average bat speed, uppercut swing plane, bat enters and leaves the zone quickly; vulnerable to rudimentary sequencing at present, struggles with hard-in, soft-away; signs of some approach development in the second half, more willing to take walks when worked around
Power 50 Plus raw to all fields in BP; ball really carries off his bat, quick hands, strength, uppercut swing can make parks look small; swing-and-miss will limit in-game utility
Baserunning/Speed 30 4.5 average on three clocks, heavy feet with no chance they get quicker; choppy strides, not built for speed
Glove 40 Well below-average reads and routes in outfield; tentative and indecisive, slow first step; has seen time in both corners, arm to stay in right long-term
Arm 60 Proper throwing mechanics, long stroke that works fine in right; likes to show the arm off; carry through the bag with slight tail, usually on target

A former sixth-overall pick, Jackson's value is tied almost entirely to his bat. While he shows above-average bat speed and plus raw power, there are coverage and approach issues that lead to plenty of swing-and-miss. His uppercut swing plane allows him to crush grooved fastballs, but his inability to recognize breaking balls and cover the outer half will limit his hit tool and diminish his ability to reach the raw power consistently in games. The arm is plus, and he likes to throw behind runners taking a long turn at first. But he is not a natural defender; he struggles with a slow first step, takes rough routes, and lacks closing speed. Jackson projects best as a power bat off the bench.

Omar Estevez

Born: 02/25/1998 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 168
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: SS
Average height and build, projectable, room for added weight and strength
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 09/18/2016
Dates Seen 5/29, 8/7, 8/8/16
Affiliate Great Lakes Loons (Low A, Dodgers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2020 High 50 45: Second-Division Regular Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 High hands at setup, moderate leg kick; bat wrap can cause swing to become elongated, above-average bat speed, gets leverage, solid bat-to-ball, can hit to all fields, handles velocity; aggressive hitter, will expand the zone, demonstrated improvements in refining approach
Power 50 Raw power may touch plus to all fields, above-average bat speed with leverage; hit balls show carry, current doubles will turn to home runs as body continues to develop
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.2, 4.23 home-to-first; straight-line speed, plays down in base-stealing situations, lacks full utility on the bases; will slow down a step as his body fills out
Glove 50 Quick hands, smooth, instinctual player; limited range, profiles as an average defender at second with fringe-average utility at shortstop
Arm 50 Average arm strength, accurate with moderate carry from short; stretched on the left side, will be average at second base

One of many multi-million dollar Dodger signings out of Cuba, Estevez is a solid, projectable middle infielder with across-the-board skill and a high floor. While he will slow with physical maturity, potentially to the tune of a slightly below-average speed tool, all other tools project to major-league average. Some present swing-and-miss has been exposed in his aggressive full-season assignment this year, but there is impressive bat-to-ball ability, and both his power and approach have developed over the course of the season. There's some risk in the profile, but Estevez has the tools to develop into a regular second baseman, with the chance to produce league-average value if the power develops and plays in full.

Scott Kingery

Born: 04/29/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 180
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position:
Small stature, square, narrow frame, proportioned build, lean, toned strength
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 09/22/2016
Dates Seen 7x July-August 2016
Affiliate Reading Fightin Phils (AA, Phillies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Low 50 45: Second-Division Regular Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Slight leg lift to shift weight to back leg, minimal stride, pronounced hip thrust pushes load to front foot early; hands drift back and up, front arm bars; short to the ball, above-average bat speed; reactive, swing-heavy approach, high-contact, struggles to consistently barrel balls; all-fields approach, emphasis to middle-and pull-sides; strikeouts a product of extended at-bats, zone expansion
Power 20 Raw power is dead pull with limited carry; reactive approach limits ability to drive the ball, lacks strength and carry for home run production; extra bases will come from hit placement and foot speed
Baserunning/Speed 70 4.07 home to first; runs hard out of the box with quick strides, puts pressure on defense when ball is on the ground; threat to run, potential for seasons with 20-plus steals
Glove 60 Responsive, steady glove; quickness, athleticism drive plus range in all directions; struggles with physicality at fringes of range
Arm 50 Accurate, arm strength to one-hop longer relays; lacks premium velocity, right-side arm should play to average at second

Philadelphia's second-round pick in 2015, Kingery is a small second baseman with a plus glove, plus-plus speed, and a feel to hit. He shows the ability to adjust and make contact with an all-fields approach, though the tool grades out a tick below average on account of his high-contact approach limiting his ability to find quality pitches an create consistent hard contact. He'll flash some down-the-line raw power in BP, but power production will be virtually non-existent in games. The speed can impact games and put pressure on defenses while also driving plus range in the field. Combined with athleticism and a steady glove, he has the tools to develop into a very good defender. Arm strength has some limitations, but accurate and capable for 2B. Kingery profiles as a starting second-baseman with average-regular potential.

Omar Carrizales

Born: 01/30/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 175
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Athletic frame, thin, high waist, square shoulders; mild projection remaining, room to fill out chest/shoulders
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 09/26/2016
Dates Seen 3x June 2016
Affiliate Modesto Nuts (High A, Rockies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 High 45 40: Extra Outfielder No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Noisy setup, early deep load, pinches front hip, tight coil; noisy hand load, abrupt hitch, rotational swing, flat path, shows contact ability, quality hand-eye; lots of moving parts, falls out of his mechanics for stretches, hefty swing-and-miss in and out of zone; fringe-average potential, needs to grow into better consistency
Power 30 Bottom-scale, lacks present strength or plane to drive pitches with carry; physical projection and speed for 30 game down the line, very limited over-the-fence, will produce extra bases with his legs
Baserunning/Speed 60 Plus runner, 4.06 home-to-first, gets out of the box quickly, efficient running motion; tentative reads, raw speed to steal bases with solid efficiency
Glove 50 Relatively even reps in three spots, only saw in left; couple rough reads, speed to make up for slow start-up, fluid fielding motion, speed plays, shows some track-and-close ability; average projection in a corner
Arm 55 Above-average velocity with excellent carry, accurate, could play up to a plus utility in left, plenty of arm strength to acquit in right

Signed out of Venezuela in 2012, Carrizales is an athletic, versatile outfielder with a solid speed-and-defense skill set. There's a lot of noise and movement to the swing, with a malleable barrel delivery that combines with hand-eye coordination to produce decent bat-to-ball skills in spite of some swing-and-miss. He demonstrates enough feel for contact to threaten a starting role down the line if the hit tool maxes out, with fourth-outfielder utility a more likely outcome.

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