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Brian Schales

Born: 02/13/1996 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 170
Primary Position: 3B
Athletic and projectable body; sturdy shoulders; has the makings of a power bottom.
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
2018 High 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Above-average bat speed; displays a hitch; hands can become noisy; mild barrel control; bottom half can become off-balanced; pivots his back foot; swing is quirky and he gets away with the excess movement for now; struggled some against high-end velo; mild ability to recognize spin; struggled against the hard biting secondary offerings.
Power 45 Above-average raw power; leverage in swing and above-average bat speed make swing conducive for power; uses hips and has enough extension to drive ball; lessening the noise in his swing mechanics will make his potential more feasible; currently not making enough hard contact.
Baserunning/Speed 30 4.47 - 4.50 home to first; lacks a first gear but is more athletic off the bases.
Glove 45 Moves well laterally; range is fringe; footwork is inconsistent; sometimes choppy; average hands; does not always look comfortable; defense will work at third but could envision the profile also working at second base.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength; arm has carry; throws were on a line all series; able to still get oomph on the ball when his feet are not completely set.

Schales was selected in the 4th round of the 2014 draft, which was a reasonable spot for him to be selected. While the only standout tool is the arm, Schales provides enough ability to work as a second division or bench option with power. The risk is high due to the level and the amount of development left, mainly with the bat.

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