Quick hands; short stroke; linear swing path; wrists lack explosion; frequently makes contact, though contact is often soft; has a plan at the plate; works counts; recognizes offspeed out of the hand; ability to work a walk will translate to big leagues.
Mild pull power; can drive mistakes out to right and into the right-center field gap; singles hitter to left and center.
Consistent times between 4.05 and 4.15 on a dig; gets out of box quickly, effective drag bunting helps speed play up on bunts; strong instincts on bases; good reads on balls in dirt and off bat.
Quick; reads ball off bat; efficient route runner; tracks flies; good footwork moving back on the ball.
Average arm strength; arm plays up slightly due to quick release and accuracy.
Powell puts the bat on the ball and can take a walk. His lack of power will limit his OBP at the highest level, however, as pitchers will not be afraid to challenge him. He can pull a ball hard on a mistake, but is otherwise at his best when shooting line drives over the field and hitting the ball where it's pitched. Defensively, he's a good center fielder who uses his plus speed effectively, taking crisp routes in the field and demonstrating an aptitude for going back on fly balls. Ultimately, his lack of hard contact suggests that he's a fourth outfielder. He'll be a good one though, and it wouldn't be shocking if a modest uptick in power allowed him to start in center for a few years.