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Cord Sandberg

Born: 01/02/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 215
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: RF
Athletic frame; sturdy body with chiseled upper half; frame has slight room for growth.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/15/2015
Dates Seen 6/12/15 - 6/13/15
Affiliate Lakewood BlueClaws (Low A, Phillies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 High 40 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Above-average bat speed; noisy hands; hitch; back shoulder drops; hips leak open consistently; pull-heavy swing; mild leg kick with moderate load; mild recognition of spin; will become unbalanced often on secondary offerings; consistent timing issues.
Power 40 Above-average raw power; leveraged swing; hit tool will hinder in-game power from manifesting.
Baserunning/Speed 45 4.31 home to first; gets out of box slow; shows more speed in field and on basepath.
Glove 45 Adventurous; routes and reads are inconsistent; does not get a good first step; lacks awareness in the field; footwork can get sloppy; corner OF profile.
Arm 40 Fringe arm strength; not an asset; lack of carry limits to LF profile.

Sandberg lacks a carrying tool, which will ultimately hinder his overall value to a reserve role. I think the power will play in spurts, but I do not envision a player that will be able to consistently piece together at bats in the majors. The risk is high due to his lack of experience playing baseball full time and limited exposure to higher levels of competition.

Round Drafted: 3rd round, 2013 ($775,000)
Why: raw, two-sport athlete (football) with potential to tap into above-average raw power.

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