Above-average bat speed; noisy hands; hitch; back shoulder drops; hips leak open consistently; pull-heavy swing; mild leg kick with moderate load; mild recognition of spin; will become unbalanced often on secondary offerings; consistent timing issues.
Above-average raw power; leveraged swing; hit tool will hinder in-game power from manifesting.
4.31 home to first; gets out of box slow; shows more speed in field and on basepath.
Adventurous; routes and reads are inconsistent; does not get a good first step; lacks awareness in the field; footwork can get sloppy; corner OF profile.
Fringe arm strength; not an asset; lack of carry limits to LF profile.
Sandberg lacks a carrying tool, which will ultimately hinder his overall value to a reserve role. I think the power will play in spurts, but I do not envision a player that will be able to consistently piece together at bats in the majors. The risk is high due to his lack of experience playing baseball full time and limited exposure to higher levels of competition.
Round Drafted: 3rd round, 2013 ($775,000)
Why: raw, two-sport athlete (football) with potential to tap into above-average raw power.