Might be shorter and heavier than listed. Athletic and powerfully built with a little projectability left to the body.
4/14, 5/11, 5/19
Trenton Thunder (AA, Yankees)
60, first-division infielder
Some of the quickest hands and wrists I've ever seen, which easily overcomes a moderate bat wrap. Advanced and disciplined plate approach combines with the quick trigger to give him that extra fraction of a tick to make a decision. You would never teach a guy to hit like this intentionally, but it really works.
Hits the ball very hard and sometimes hits it very far. Game power has been limited thus far in career, with a high of 11 homers in 2016, but it seems to be coming fast.
Average or a tick below down the line. Plays up in game scenarios; put up 20-steal seasons in 2015 and 2016, albeit at a terrible clip for the minors.
Actions, range, and reliability are all just good enough to give him a shot to stay at short with continued improvement. Ideal projection for me would be at second, where it would all look well above-average. Organizational needs may kick him over to third; did not get a look at him there, but given that he's a reactive player with great hand-eye coordination in other areas, that should also be a reasonable landing spot for him.
He's got a shortstop's arm strength. Accuracy can be a bit scattershot, and his release can get a little elongated. Overall, arm plays more than enough for second and should be fine at third.
Potential star with already advanced skills that grant him a higher realistic floor than most in the minors. One of the five or ten best prospects in the minors, no matter where he ends up on the dirt.