Tall and athletic, some projection left as he fills out
40; Corner bat on the bench
High leg kick, extreme bat wrap; noisy swing with lots of moving parts, demonstrates some barrel control in spite of noise
Plus bat speed, solid leverage, generates plenty of loft on the ball; raw power is plus, should get to a majority of it
Below-average speed, moderate skills on the base paths
Decent range, soft hands, gets average reads and reactions on contact
Solid-average arm strength, below-average accuracy at present
Ellis is a perfect example of a player whose value hinges on his hit tool. He projects as a borderline defender with an okay glove at third at the next level, and while the arm can play on the left side, there will be some accuracy issues along the way. Ellis has terrific raw power, but the question is whether or not he’ll hit enough to get to that power in games. His long swing will likely give some teams pause.
If Ellis proves that he can recognize and lay off secondaries, he can have a future as a low-average, 20-plus homer average regular at third.