August 11, 1995
1st round, 2014
Senior HS (GA)
2014 Top 40 Season in Review
Slightly undersized, but well-built frame. Strong core, thick lower half.
Some physical projection remaining; will add strength. Solid athlete.
Hit: Short, compact swing. Wide base in stance.
Starts slightly open and utilizes a toe-tap timing device. Quick hands and
loose at the plate. Possesses plus bat speed. Tracks the ball well. Swing
can get long, creating a hole on the inner half. Developing approach and
pitch recognition skills. Potential solid-average to plus hit tool.
Power: More gap power in-game at present, but could
develop above-average power. Plus raw power comes from bat speed and
ability to barrel the ball with backspin. In-game over-the-fence power
could take some time to develop, but will hit plenty of doubles early in
Arm: Plus arm, able to make all the
throws from third base including deep up against the foul line.
Field: Solid footwork, confident charging the ball.
Strong instincts and solid range. Fluid actions. Played shortstop at first
after signing, but has reportedly been moved off the position for good and
will be tried, to start, at third base. Could move to second base or the
Run: Fringe-average runner.
Won’t be a major part of his game, but could steal 5-10 bases a year
mainly due to instincts.
Committed to Clemson before signing. Played shortstop, third base, and
outfield in high school.
first-division regular, but long way to go to reach that level. Needs to
improve in-game power and improve consistency in all facets of the game.
Potential plus hit tool, but could also add 15 home runs a year and 25
plus doubles. Really confident player. Enthusiastic, really enjoys playing
the game. Instinctual, hard worker. Student of the game.