Undersized, compact frame. Average athlete. Close to maxed-out
Hit: Starts square and
utilizes a toe tap timing device. Average bat speed. Short,
direct swing path. Approach is raw at present. Very aggressive
in the early stages of his career. Looks to attack fastballs
early in the count and rarely works deep counts. Pull-heavy
approach at present. Has shown the tendency to expand the zone
against breaking balls. Struggles with velocity up in the zone.
Will need to show improved discipline, especially as he faces
more advanced pitching. Potential below-average hit tool.
Power: Average raw power. Below-average
game power. Swing lacks lift and is designed more for hard,
gap-to-gap contact than over-the-fence power. Has shown the
ability to drive the ball to the pull side during batting
Run: Below-average speed.
Speed plays up on the base paths due to above-average instincts.
Stolen bases will not be a big part of his game.
Field: Profiles best as a second baseman if he can
stick in the infield, which is not a guarantee. Profiles only in
left field if he moves to the outfield. Has played some
shortstop early in his career, but lacks fluidity and feel
there. Average range; hands are on the rough side for shortstop.
Not the most instinctual defender, has shown the tendency to let
ground balls play him rather than attack the ball. Played much
more second base than shortstop in 2021.
Arm: Fringe-average arm strength. Adequate for
second base, but light for the left side of the infield.
Career Notes: Drafted by the Diamondbacks in
the 21st round of the 2016 draft, but honored his commitment to
the University of Arizona. Participated in the Fall
Instructional League in 2019 and 2020. Missed a month-and-a-half
of the 2022 season with an oblique injury.
Potential minor league depth player. Ceiling of an emergency
up-and-down player. Bat will have to carry him; does not project
to add significant value defensively. Needs to improve
defensively and refine plate approach. Has not shown the
potential at the plate the Red Sox envisioned when they drafted
him. If he can show the upside offensively he did coming out of
college, projection could change. May add other positions as he
moves up the ladder, but currently looks best suited for second
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