June 4, 1996
Tega Cay, SC
3rd round, 2017
College: UNC Charlotte
School: Fort Mill
Scouting Scratch (08.14.17)
Notes from the Field (4.27.18)
Physical Description: Average frame, looks
listed height and weight. Has some physical
projection remaining, especially in his upper body. Will never be overly
physical. Average athlete.
Hit: Starts in an open
stance with his hands high and is active pre-pitch. Utilizes a toe tap timing
device and has above-average bat speed. On the aggressive side, with swing-and-miss in his game. Tracks the ball well and shows advanced pitch
recognition and knowledge of the strike zone. Has shown the makings of
an all-fields approach. Significantly better against right-handed pitchers
than left-handers at present, struggling against the latter in 2018. Potential average hit tool.
Below-average raw power. Not a major part of his game. Swing lacks loft,
more designed for line drives in the gaps than over-the-fence power.
Projects for below-average game power at best at his peak but could
contribute 20+ doubles a year.
Arm: Average arm
strength. Plenty of arm to make the throws from second base, but not
enough arm strength to play on the left side of the infield in an everyday
Field: Shows soft hands and fluid actions at second base.
Average range, able to cover ground in both directions. Should be
able to stick at second base long-term, where his defensive skills profile
best on the infield. Potential average defender.
Fringe-average speed. Will steal a handful of bases because of
above-average instincts, but not a major part of his game.
Career Notes: Played left field as a freshman at UNC
Charlotte before moving to second base.
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.
Projects as a utility/role player off the bench. Ceiling of a fringe
everyday regular. Bat will have to carry him, as he is defensively limited
to second base on the infield, but lack of power means he will have to
make a lot of contact to reach that ceiling. Lacks a true carrying tool, but potential
for three average tools. Lack of power and positional versatility limits