Physical Description: Short,
stocky frame. Thick, filled out. No remaining projection. Fringy
Hit: Starts open in a crouch
with his hands high. Rhythmic leg kick. Slight uppercut in his
swing. Solid contact skills and knowledge of the strike zone.
Good bat speed, hits the ball hard. Above-average hard-hit rate.
Will take a walk and make a pitcher pay for missing his spot.
Will expand the zone, especially against changeups. Shows
substantial platoon splits; does not read the ball as well
against lefties. Potential average hit tool against
right-handers and below-average against left-handers.
Power: Average raw power. Not a traditional
power threat, but uppercut swing path allows him to drive the
ball, especially against right-handed pitching. Struggles to
impact the baseball against left-handed pitchers.
Run: Below-average speed. Not a base stealing
threat. Has a frame that could cause him to get even slower as
Field: Fringy hands and range. Not a natural
fielder. Can make routine plays but tends to lack fluidity and
makes things more difficult than they need to be. Has primarily
played second and third base in his career, but in 2022 began to
see some time in left field and first base in an attempt to find
him a long-term defensive home. Potential below-average defender
regardless of where he ends up.
Below-average arm strength.
Acquired from Houston with Wilyer Abreu for Christian Vazquez at
the 2022 trade deadline. Was in the midst of a career-best
season at the plate at the time he was traded. Was added to the
40-man roster in November 2022 to prevent him from reaching
minor league free agency.
Potential up-and-down, platoon bat. Ceiling of a bat-first
utility player. Makes hard contact and has a decent approach
against right-handed pitchers, but struggles against lefties.
Has moved around the diamond, but that is driven by him being
below-average defensively and trying to find where he will best
fit rather than true versatility. Will have to hit to hold value
given defensive limitations.