August 25, 1990
1st round, 2012 ;
17th round, 2009 by Cincinnati
College: Arizona State
ETA: Late 2015
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Scouting Scratch: Brentz, Marrero, Coyle (6.23.15)
Notes from the Field: Spruill, Marrero, Hernandez (9.2.15)
Description: Athletic, medium build. Physically mature.
Hit: Line-drive stroke, compact swing. Quick hands
through the zone. Gap-to-gap approach. Solid knowledge of the strike zone.
Will tend to pull off pitches and can get beat on the inner-third as he
needs to work on keeping his hands inside the baseball. Swing can get
choppy at times. Future fringe-average hit tool.
Not part of his game. Future below-average power. Will hit the occasional
home run off a mistake pitch.
Arm: Can make all
the throws and deep in the hole at shortstop. Above-average arm strength.
Field: Plus defender. Extremely athletic. Not
flashy, makes it look easy. As fundamentally sound as they come. Great
body control and is able to throw from all angles and on the run. Active
lower half with agility, quick lateral movements, and soft hands. Plus
range and first-step quickness and reactions. Future gold glove potential.
Run: Average runner. Natural instincts. Can steal
a base, but it won’t be a big part of his game.
Notes: Excellent freshman and sophomore seasons, but struggled
his junior year at ASU which contributed to him falling to the Red Sox at
24. Played for the Team USA Collegiate team as a sophomore, leading the
team in hits and RBIs.
Summation: Future regular.
Everyday, solid contributor at premium position. Defense-first profile
with elite defense and gold glove potential. Future hit tool should be
able to hold above water with rest of league average at the position. Bat
still developing and will need to prove ability to make adjustments at the
Triple-A level. Sure-handed fielder at premium position that projects to
hit at the bottom of a line-up.