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Casey Soltis

Born: 06/08/1995 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Projectable body; room for muscle and growth into top half; long arms.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 04/12/2015
Dates Seen 4/9/15 - 4/12/15
Affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 40 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Above-average bat speed; mild leverage; shows signs of barrel control; keeps hands quiet through zone; can have hands too high at times and provides an extra step on the initiation of his swing path; mild load from a slightly wide stance; generates mild hip torque; currently pull-happy but during BP displayed an idea of how to spray the ball around the diamond; signs of pitch recognition; passive approach and needs to attack earlier in the count; let too many hittable pitches by; hit tool needs refinement but there is inherent ability.
Power 40 Average raw power; mild leverage; pull-oriented power at the moment; if swing can become more consistent and he grows mildly more into his frame, could envision 6-10 HR as a possibility; currently showing minimal signs of in-game power.
Baserunning/Speed 45 4.26 and 4.31 home to first; lacks a second gear; average agility.
Glove 40 Efficient route running; reads and first step are strong; lacks the agility and speed to cover sufficient ground; could play CF in a pinch but I would hesitate from starting him there full time.
Arm 40 Arm lacks current physical strength; do not envision much improvement here; long extension on arm and lacks carry.

Soltis has projection left with the bat, displaying positive early signs in development. The defensive value is limited, as he fits better in LF, which ultimately limits his ceiling to a reserve or fourth outfielder. This is a nice find in the 5th round due to the bat projection, albeit the risk is still high and he needs to show refinement in the swing before moving on to higher levels.

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