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Ryan Schimpf

Born: 04/11/1988 (Age: 26)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 180
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: LF
Small guy; may be shorter than listed height; very strong; muscular build; decent athlete; still looks like he belongs on a big league field despite height; very well built for his size.
Evaluator Mark Anderson
Report Date 06/19/2014
Dates Seen 4/10/2014-4/13/2014; 6/6/2014; 6/8/2014
Affiliate New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA, Blue Jays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2015 Low 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Above-average bat speed; quick from starting position into the hitting zone; has some lift to swing; likes to swing but shows plan and approach in the box; has strength to put a charge in ball; doesn't use the opposite field much; will swing through quality secondaries in the zone; can have trouble with premium velocity; fringe hitter.
Power 50 Lots of strength in the upper body; uses lower body well in swing; timing is good between components of the swing to allow him to max out his strength and bat speed and generate game power; over-the-fence power is to pull side; likes to lift and drive it out of the park; lots of doubles in game as well; enough hit tool for power to play at 20 double, 15 home run level.
Baserunning/Speed 50 High-effort runner; works hard to allow average speed to play in games; instincts were better than in prior viewings; won't steal many bases because he lacks the straight line speed; runs well enough and is aggressive enough to take extra bases where appropriate.
Glove 40 Plays multiple positions; doesn't defend particularly well at any of them; instincts at 2B are mediocre at best; still new to 3B and instincts/feel for the position lag behind; can handle left field adequately; hands are fringy on the infield; footwork is unrefined at both infield positions; routes in outfield are raw; best position is batter's box.
Arm 45 Fringe arm; playable at second base and in left field but won't be an asset at either position; below-average arm strength for third base; tends to get rid of the ball quickly but accuracy suffers as a result.

Not a flashy profile; does enough at the plate to earn and MLB opportunity as a LHH bench option; will hit, get on base some, and drive the ball to the gaps and out of the park; can stand at multiple defensive positions but won't be an asset at any of them; not a standout prospect by any means, but a useful MLB bat off the bench.

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