2018 Prospect Crop: Brock Deatherage

Detroit’s deep sleeper was picked in the 10th round of the 2018 draft. Opened up his pro career by hitting 4 HR in 2 days in the GCL. Dripping with athleticism, and has plus speed and arm. His swing is messy. He will struggle to hit for average as he works his way up the ladder. Has natural power, and he’s strong enough now to drive an outside FB to the opposite field for a HR. But his swing will likely prevent him from realizing the power potential. If you draft Deatherage, you’re banking on him being a good enough athlete to figure it all out.

Upside: .250/.300/.450, 18 HR, 35 SB, defense-first OF, could work as your 5th fantasy outfielder or SB specialist

Downside: AAA-ceiling. No fantasy value.

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