Body: Average height; strong, sturdy build; boxy, muscular look; physical similarity to Brett Lawrie
Swing: Wide, square base, crouch at the knees; strong, high handset with wrapped bat; quiet head and hands through load and trigger, balanced, quick, short, efficient into the zone, sweet right-handed stroke
Dayton Dragons (, Reds)
Breezed through low minors and didn't seem challenged there
Short, fluid, balanced path to the ball; hard contact, ability to spray line drives or open up and get to his power; simple, quiet trigger allows him to stay back on breaking stuff, commits late, able to spoil good pitches, limited holes in swing; potential plus tool
Doubles and over-fence power, best game power to pull-side; situational awareness, will expand swing and get aggressive with pull-side lift in appropriate counts; raw will play to full utility in-game
Average athleticism and straight-away speed; stolen bases not a huge part of his game, not a liability on the bases
Average defender at third, instinctual player; average first-step, moderate range, reliable hands; competent corner infield glove who could likely slide in at 2B to get his bat in the lineup
Solid-average arm across the infield; clean transfer and footwork, accurate with carry, looks the part finishing plays with his arm from third base.
Ceiling: First-division infielder, able to hit for plus average and power.
Realistic: Lack of jaw-dropping carrying tool, well-rounded tool set doesn't play into consistent top-of-the-league production; high-floor player, safe bet to develop into an above-average regular.
SUMMARY: Polished college bat was best in class; potential impact cornerstone piece and long-term big leaguer. Middle-of-the-order offensive upside for average and power; average glove with a solid arm; best position is third base, versatility to second.