June 4, 1996
Tega Cay, SC
3rd round, 2017
College: UNC Charlotte
School: Fort Mill
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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 square and
vertical with his hands high pre-pitch. Has tweaked swing mechanics to try
and lift the ball more. Now utilizes a leg lift, but in the past had a toe
tap timing device. Above-average bat speed. On the aggressive side, with
swing-and-miss in his game. Tracks the ball well and has shown average
pitch recognition. Has shown the makings of an all-fields approach. Has
struggled against left-handers in the past, but had roughly equal splits
in 2019. Will get shifted to pull. Potential fringe-average hit tool.
Power: Fringe-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 should
mechanical changes take, but could contribute 20+ doubles a year.
Run: Below-average speed. Will steal a handful of bases
because of above-average instincts, but not a major part of his game.
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. Started seeing some time in the
outfield in the 2019 Fall Instructional League.
Average arm strength for second base or left field.
Notes: Played left field as a freshman at UNC-Charlotte
before moving to second base. Participated in the Fall Instructional
League in 2018 and 2019.
Summation: Projects as an
emergency, up-and-down player limited to second base and left field.
Ceiling of a bench bat, but inability to play left side of the infield
limits his potential in that role. Bat will have to carry him, but lack of
power means he will have to make a lot of contact. Lacks a true carrying
tool, but potential for three average tools. Started playing outfield in
2019 in order to increase positional versatility. Has made adjustments to
try to better tap into his power, but whether those take without impacting
his hit tool remains to be seen.