Physical Description: Large,
sturdy frame. Looks the part, well proportioned. Minimal
Hit: Starts square
with his hands by his shoulders. Relaxed, loose at the plate.
Utilizes a leg lift timing device. Barrel stays in the zone. Has
had trouble catching up with high fastballs. Will take a walk on
occasion, but approach still needs refinement. Lot of
swing-and-miss in his game, especially on pitches within the
zone at a high rate. Potential below-average hit tool.
Power: Easy plus raw power. Power is primarily
to the pull side, but will flash all-fields power. Hits the ball
very hard, but could stand to add more loft to his swing. Has
the potential for solid-average in-game power, capable of
hitting 25-30 home runs a year in his peak if his hit tool
Run: Below-average runner. Not
a major part of his game.
hands, reliable in the field. Moves well enough and will make
the routine plays. Not flashy, will not make many stand-out
plays, but can do the job. Has shown the ability to play second
base adequately to add to his versatility. Potential
fringe-average defensive profile.
Arm: Above-average arm, plenty for third base.
Career Notes: Went by
Hudson Sanchez until 2016, when he took his stepfather's last
name. Took an under-slot deal after being selected in the first
round by San Diego in 2016. Was advanced aggressively through
the minors by the Padres, reaching Double-A at age 19 in his
second full season.
as a power-first bench bat. Has the ceiling of an everyday
regular for a competing team who could slot into a five- or
six-hole due to his power, but has a long way to go to reach his
potential. Biggest question mark is if he can show enough
hitting ability to tap into his power potential. Has to refine
his hit tool and cut some of the swing-and-miss out of his game.
Took a step back after being aggressively promoted to Double-A,
but was extremely young for the league. With a refined approach
could head back there and succeed in 2021 when he will still be
young for the level.
Note: This page will be
updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team
has seen the player in person.
Video from Pawtucket (9.7.2020)