Thin frame, narrow shoulders; some height to the waist, flat backside; modest physical projection, average athleticism
7 games, May - July 2015
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Engaged with the game, takes coaching, high-effort player; proverbial "gamer" mentality, plays above tools.
Wide base with a crouch at starting point; significant hitch, hands jerk forward in front of face, loop to a deep load; quick wrists and hands, quiet stroke, quick though zone despite moderate bat wrap; flat swing, average bat speed, leverage and separation are non-existent; no lower-half timing mechanism, flat-footed on weight transfer; above-average command of the zone, tracks well, lets it travel, hangs in against lefties; all-fields approach.
30 raw, will show separation in BP, game swing flattens out; minimal backspin or carry, can jerk one down the line but game-utility limited to line drives in the gap.
4.18 average on four clocks; busts it out of the box but will check up early; moderate pick-up, short strides with effort; aggressive first-to-third; instinctual runner, can pick his spots and steal a bag.
Smooth actions, nose for the ball; smart fielder, will adjust positioning along with count and context; quick first step, average agility and lateral range, aggressive on the charge with above-average body control; reactions to handle third.
Below-average arm strength; accurate, above-average footwork maximizes utility; enough velocity to handle left-side in a pinch, moderate utility profile.
Trinkwon made some offensive strides this season at High-A in embracing a gap-to-gap approach. He's got a nice quick stroke and he commands the zone well enough to coax walks out of A-ball pitching. But better arms will exploit his lack of game power and attack him aggressively, and the overall offensive profile is fringy. He's an instinctual player in the field with good actions and enough arm to project an adequate utility profile for a Major League bench if he can hit enough to warrant a roster spot.