Listed at 6’3″, 195. Broad shoulders, long legs. Has good strength and athleticism, and was a 2-way player in college (was the closer for Pepperdine in 2018). Maybe adds some muscle to his frame.
Left-handed bat. Open stance, hands start cocked up by the ear, producing a hitch when he brings his hands down to initiate his swing. Noisy hands. Keeps head down well, seems like he sees the ball well. Slight leg kick. Gets out in front of off-speed stuff, also seems to have trouble with outside fastballs. Will work counts.
Has the hand speed to turn the bat around on inside fastballs. Can drive gaps and turn 2Bs into HRs. Hit some no-doubt bombs in both college and pro ball in 2018. Bat speed is at least average, maybe fringe-plus.
Not a burner by any means, but he had the range to play CF in college.
Has decent range, but not likely to play CF in pro ball. Arm is great, he worked as Pepperdine’s closer in 2018. RF seems like a natural fit for him defensively.
Played 40 games for Princeton in the Rookie-level Appy league before being promoted to A-Short Season Hudson Valley. TB will likely have him play a full year of full-season ball in 2019 to see how he handles it.
Hit .289 between both pro levels last summer, but a .394 BABIP tells you to pump the brakes a bit. Only managed to hit .176 in the NY-Penn League after his BABIP fell back to earth. Career .277 hitter in college. Posted 30.4% K-rate, which is bad, but a 19.0% BB-rate, which is good! The swing and miss makes me nervous.
.284 ISO with 14 HR and 12 2B in 263 professional PAs. The power is real. Tore up the wood-bat WCL in 2017 for the Corvallis Knights, hitting 13 HR in 49 games and slugging .635.
4-for-5 in SB opportunities in his pro debut, and also posted 3 3Bs. Only stole 8 bases in his NCAA career, so don’t expect him to contribute much here.
Stats current as of November 5th.