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Justin Twine

Born: 10/07/1995 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 205
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 3B
Broad shoulders; extra weight around mid-section; loses athleticism because of added weight; thick lower half; immature looking body.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 04/18/2015
Dates Seen 4/10-12/2015
Affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
N/A High 30 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Wide base setup; average bat speed; limited contact skills; linear swing through zone; leg kick timing that is inconsistent; does not recognize off speed offerings; showed hacker approach and did not have a plan at the plate.

Inability to recognize secondaries and limited contact skills will limit hit tool.
Power 30 Average raw power; showed ability to backspin ball in BP despite linear swing path; showed ability to drive ball to both gaps; limitations to hit tool will not allow power to play.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Timed in 4.4 range from right side; swing does not allow him to get out of box quickly; reaches limited top speed in 3 steps; extra weight has slowed him down since amateur.
Glove 40 Limited range due to body/athleticism; not ideal reactions off the bat; hands can get hard and footwork choppy at times; usually fields what he can get too; profile better suited for 3B.
Arm 50 Plus arm strength; transfer to throwing hand is smooth; has long, side arm release; ball has some carry; accuracy is a problem.

Justin Twine did not impress in my viewing. He has added bad weight since being drafted and it has hurt his athleticism. The lack of athleticism and reactions make his chances of playing shortstop thin. At the plate, he did not show an approach nor did he show the ability to barrel or recognize spin. Even pitches that were in the hitting zone, Twine swung through. I do not think he will show the necessary improvements or adjustments to improve as a player, as he moves forward, and I do not see a major league player ceiling.

Round Drafted: 2014 2nd round, 43rd overall
Why: athletic shortstop, average raw power, plus run/arm as an amateur

Ceiling: Role 30; organizational player.

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