Tall, lean frame, long limbs, wiry present strength, room for added bulk
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Low A, Brewers)
Starts slightly open with hands at head; leveraged bat path, above-average bat speed, lets hands work, rhythm to hit; swing gets long, leaks open on front side, struggles with quality breaking stuff, sells out for power at times; long limbs will limit plate coverage and ability to close holes at highest level
6 raw, bat speed and barrel awareness carry at present; in-game power plays down due to holes in swing and tendency to get long; doubles will turn into homers as he adds strength
Slightly heavy feet, will not be a clogger but base-stealing not in his future; steady on bases, enough to go first to third when needed
Proper range for third, instinctual with the glove; will make routine plays, moves laterally well enough, lays back on grounders at times but makes up for it with arm
Loves to show off the arm, carries through the bag with authority; throws from all angles with consistency; former pitcher, sat 93-95 in college
Drafted in second round of the 2016 draft, Erceg quickly hit his way out of Rookie ball. The 21-year-old has a lean frame with wiry strength that should add more power as he continues to mature. At the plate he combines above-average bat speed with power potential, while a true plus-plus arm plays in the field with enough range for third base. He's high-risk, and there's ample swing-and-miss. But the power is to all fields, and he projects as a major-league regular if enough of it plays.