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D.K. Carey

Born: 11/14/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Athletic frame; slender and muscled core; frame is maxed.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 05/04/2015
Dates Seen 4/28/15 - 4/29/15, 5/2/15 - 5/3/15
Affiliate Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Average bat speed; bat lags through zone; mostly linear swing; hands are quiet; mild load; small leg kick; lacks torque and does not always barrel ball; lacks a plan at the plate; guess hitter; kills fastballs; trouble recognizing fringe or higher spin; inability to make adjustments during AB; will struggle to consistently string together productive AB at higher levels.
Power 30 Fringe raw power; average bat speed and mostly linear swing play down power in-game; will hit for more gap power than over the fence.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Displays average speed in the outfield; more agility than pure speed; slow out of the box with 4.50+ home to first times; speed is not a weapon but he is a smart baserunner with efficient reads.
Glove 60 Lacks top-end athleticism but has enough speed and agility to work at a high level in CF; efficient reads and routes; cognizant of the wall and adjusts his routes accordingly; first step was routinely executed to perfection; instinctual; plays short hops well and demonstrates the awareness of when to pull up and play a single rather than taking a risk.
Arm 50 Average arm strength; ability to throw on a line with moderate carry; lacks the strength to throw from moderate depth in the outfield on a line; arm will play in CF and displays solid accuracy.

Carey displayed an adept glove with efficient reads and routes throughout my viewings against West Virginia and Greenville, While he lacks the tools to consistently hit at the higher levels, there is enough skill to hold his own and potentially work as a 4th outfielder in the majors. The risk is moderate due to the reliance on the hit tool for future value and lack of playing time outside of the lower minors.

Round Drafted: 17th round, 2014 ($60,000)
Why: Senior sign; athletic player with potential to stick up the middle; struggled in his Junior year and went undrafted; potentially undervalued and prematurely written off.

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