July 11, 1994
23rd round, 2015
School: Grafton HS (VA)
Photo © John Silver
Scouting Scratch: Matheny and K. Washington (7.20.16)
Retired (August 2019)
Description: Strong outfielder who is on the short side. Strong
core and lower half. Minimal physical projection remaining.
Hit: Vertical, open stance with a leg lift. Struggles to
recognize spin and pulls off off-speed offerings with his front side.
Fringe-average bat speed. Will always have swing-and-miss in his game.
Approach is on the rough side for someone with three years of college
Power: Will show above-average raw
power in batting practice, but only just starting to translate into game
action. Has the build and loft in swing to project to hit for in-game
Arm: Average-to-better arm strength.
Field: Corner outfield profile. Will hold his own,
but not a standout defender
Run: Average speed.
Will steal a few bases a year, but not a major part of his game.
Career Notes: Participated in 2015 and 2016
Fall Instructional League. Underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2018.
Summation: Future potential is tied to how his bat
develops. Corner outfield profile, so will need to hit for power and make
enough contact for game power to actualize. Needs to take strides with
pitch recognition and develop an approach. Intelligent and hard-working.