Filled out physically; sturdy base; thick lower half and full chest/arms; limited room for growth; body could become high maintenance moving forward.
Potomac Nationals (High A, Nationals)
rave reviews of makeup; works well with pitchers and coaches; works hard at craft; calls a smart game.
40; Backup Catcher/Up and Down guy
Below average bat speed; wrist lock in load; swing can get long; will get great extension post contact; showed feel for barrel and contact skills; shows ability to recognize secondary offerings but present inability to barrel quality spin; will swing and miss in zone; showed aggressive approach which leads to him expanding the zone.
Plus raw; present strength and lift in swing; showed ability to backspin to all fields; will crush elevated Fastballs; will hit mistakes; gets great post contact extension; will play down due to lack of hit tool utility.
Speed not a strength; stays low and is athletic when running; timed in 4.4-5 range from right side; heavy footed runner.
Called great game; showed ability to move laterally; has present blocking skills; showed strong wrist and framing skills; soft hands when receiving.
Plus arm strength; Pop times in 1.9-95 range; transfer to throwing hand are smooth; footwork is correct but can be slow; accuracy is average; will have 2-seam tail on throws at times; will play down in game slightly.
Spencer Kieboom is a tad older for the league but showed ability in all facts of the game. I really liked him behind the plate and he showed some ability at the plate. Due to his defensive ability, he shows the traits of a backup catcher with great makeup. A Caleb Joseph type player.
Drafted: 2012 5th round, 174th overall
Why: Defensive minded C; college bat; potential to be mid-round win by reaching MLB