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Correlle Prime

Born: 02/18/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 222
Primary Position: 1B
Big man, though weight is proportionally distributed, not a broad-shouldered hulk; lacks natural grace and fluidity in movements, big body with modest athleticism.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/03/2015
Dates Seen 4/23, 4/25, 5/9-10, 5/28-29
Affiliate Modesto Nuts (High A, Rockies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 High 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Long gather, struggles to keep shoulders aligned with early hips; front arm tucks tight to chest, back shoulder dips, lacks plus wrist/forearm strength to deliver barrel with precision; ability to inside-out and go the other way; bat speed is fringe-average despite good strength; lots of long parts, struggles to corral into a tight, repeatable swing; timing and recognition lags against fringe off-speed.
Power 50 Raw is above-average, hit tool limits playable by at least a half-grade; can punish mistake fastballs, hasn't demonstrated ability to make adjustments and drive off-speed/breaking balls; power plays to center, oppo contact tends to be weaker inside-out variety.
Baserunning/Speed 35 Pushes a 40 now (two clocks at 4.30 and 4.44), likely settles below that; slow zero to sixty, long start-up with limited acceleration; solid anticipation and reads on the bases helps maximize utility of poor foot speed.
Glove 40 Stiff actions around the bag; hands and receiving skills are both below-average at present; some stabbing action, struggles with backhand short hops.
Arm 50 Above-average arm strength. Raw discerning angles on throws to second, accuracy is fringe-average.

Prime is young and hasn't mastered his physicality yet, leading to some uncoordinated and stiff actions in the field and box alike. When he gets properly synched he can generate a nice swing plane with solid plate coverage and punish mistakes. But the defensive profile is first base all the way, and he's got some work to do to develop his receiving into solid-average territory. He's a dedicated player with a decent power bat, but without the kind of impact or even above-average projection for its utility to suggest more than a future bench bat at the highest level.

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