Physical Description: Tall,
lean frame. Quick-twitch athlete. Athleticism stands out on the
field. Has room to add strength in his upper body.
Hit: Starts square and utilizes a toe tap
timing device. Very simple swing mechanics. Short, direct swing.
Quick hands. Aggressive and will attack early in the count, but
can recognize spin and will take a walk. Will take what the
pitcher gives him. Looks to put the ball in play with hard line
drives to all fields. Tapped into unexpected offensive potential
after signing when he changed his initial setup—once starting
from a wide stance and coming up and back during college, he now
starts upright. Potential plus hit tool.
Well below-average power at present. Potential below-average
power. Will run into a few home runs per year, but swing isn’t
geared for over-the-fence power. Double and triple numbers will
be inflated by speed on hard-hit line drives, rather than by
power. Change in initial setup at the plate has allowed him to
at least tap into significantly more gap-to-gap power than
expected when he signed. Still something of a slasher.
True plus-plus speed. Potential difference maker on the bases.
Needs to refine basestealing instincts, but has the type of
speed that puts immense pressure on the defense. In the low
minors, at least, speed has allowed him to post unsustainable
batting averages on balls in play, as defenses have not been
developed enough to throw him out on some routine plays.
Potential above-average to plus defender. Still raw; needs to
continue developing in the outfield after switching from second
base during his pro debut. Initially showed a slow first step in
the outfield, struggling with initial reads. Was able to make up
for that due to his speed, but clearly wasn’t comfortable.
Initially moved to right field, where line to plate is similar
to second base, before converting full-time in 2019 to center
field, where his speed could allow him to develop tremendous
range. Long-term, has the speed and athleticism teams covet for
center field. At second base, showed soft hands and fluid
actions, though athleticism was somewhat wasted.
Arm: Fringe-average arm strength. May develop
as he continues getting used to the outfield.
Career Notes: Led his high
school team to a state title his sophomore year. Put together a
strong season for Wareham in the 2017 Cape Cod Summer League.
Made it to the Super Regionals with Long Beach State in 2017.
Played second base in college, but transitioned to outfield
quickly after being drafted. Has performed at a much higher
level as a pro than even the organization was expecting.
Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.
Potential everyday player with two carrying tools. Double-plus
speed will compensate for below-average power. If he develops
even average power to go with a potential plus hit tool, could
become a dynamic offensive player. Needs to continue to refine
offensive approach, but that is already happening and he has
shown strong ability to make contact and drive the ball into the
gaps. With his speed, has the potential to put a lot of pressure
on the defense and inflate his average with infield singles.
Over-the-fence power won’t be a major part of his game, but
could steal 30-plus bases if he improves his instincts. Lack of
power limits upside some, but if he makes enough contact for his
speed to play, it won’t matter. Continuing to develop in center
field, having just started playing the position, but likely to
develop into at least an average defender there and has the raw
tools to become an above-average or plus defender. Has one
surefire major league impact tool in his speed, so should have a
role on a major league roster even in the worst-case scenario.
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