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Christopher Bostick

Born: 03/24/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 200
Primary Position: 2B
Small frame; looks smaller than 5-11; frame likely maxed; second basemen body.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 05/21/2014
Dates Seen 4/24/14 - 4/26/14, 5/20/14 - 5/21/14
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 Medium 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Minimal movement in hands; ability to barrel ball; average bat speed; swing can become elongated when chasing outside pitches; not a large extension range; overextends at times; feet can shuffle; shows ability to pick up spin; patient approach; will chase a solid-average + CH out of zone.
Power 40 Surprising pop in bat; ability to barrel ball ticks up power potential; slight rise in swing; more doubles power but can pull ball with force.
Baserunning/Speed 50 More agility than speed; clocked 4.25 and 4.29 to first; short legs likely hinder top-gear speed.
Glove 50 Agile at second; efficient around the base; shows ability to maneuver around a sliding runner on DP ball; turns DP in one smooth motion; quick feet; can get tied up at times; better range to left side than up the middle; overall range is average; more reps at 2B likely smooth out his process.
Arm 40 Not a weapon; has trouble making quick throws when ranging up the middle; more of a quick-snap throw; sometimes will arc throws too much; acceptable at 2B but nowhere else.

Bostick is a player with more fast-twitch agility than true tools, but it does not display in the bat speed. While he can swing the bat well and was consistently barreling pitches in-game and batting practice, he did struggle at times to catch up with high-end velocity. His ceiling is limited to second base, where the small-framed skill set can play up. Bostick does not have a high ceiling, but his approach at the plate is more advanced than most in High-A and I see no reason why it will not work at higher levels.

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