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Conrad Gregor

Born: 02/27/1992 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 225
Primary Position: 1B
Secondary Position: DH
Medium frame; strong, muscular build; physically mature; no room for additional strength; looks 10 pounds heavier than listed weight; all muscle; stiff; lacks athleticism and looseness.
Evaluator Ron Shah
Report Date 07/20/2014
Dates Seen 06/19/14; 06/20/14; 07/11/14; 07/14/14; 07/16/14
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 High 40 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Potential to be a solid-average hitter; lacks above-average or better bat speed; swing is based on strength; some stiffness during extension; top hand release on follow through; short leg lift; creates little to no separation during games in most recent looks; uphill swing; can get long; shows feel for barrel; needs to improve his ability to clear his hips; controls the strike-zone; takes close calls; ingredients to post high walk rates; quick to trigger on inside offerings.
Power 60 Present raw power is above-average; chance to be plus if he can clear his hips more consistently; could hit for a high doubles rate; loves the right field line; hooks offerings to right field even when fooled; potential to hit 22-25 home runs; power comes from brute strength and uphill swing.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Below-average runner down the line; best I have clocked him at is 4.3; looks awkward running; takes some time to get out of the box; short strides; won't clog the bases; isn't a threat to steal or go first to third.
Glove 45 Glove work can be fringe-average; slow reactions at first base; stiff actions; robotic; limited range; will need to see time at designated hitter.
Arm 40 Below-average arm strength; loopy throws; awkward throwing motion; unnatural; limited to first base or left field on a part-time basis at best; again, will need to play designated hitter.

Gregor fits into the dreaded first baseman/designated hitter profile, putting extreme pressure on the bat to continue performing as he climbs the minor league ladder. He lacks projection in his tools, and largely is what he is.

The hit/power tools are a nice combination, but teams don't carry a backup first baseman. It is worth a shot to see if he could play left field even in a part time basis, giving him some way to create some value, even if it just in the form of positional flexibility.

With the hit/power tools failing to meet the high expectations set for a second division first baseman, this player is likely an up-and-down type, spending most of his time in Triple-A.

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