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Chance Sisco

Born: 02/24/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 195
Primary Position: C
Athletic build; slender frame with room for mild muscle growth.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/30/2015
Dates Seen 6 Games April - June 2015
Affiliate Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)

Looks lazy at times but plays the game loose and easy. Does not work well with the Frederick pitching staff.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2017 High 50 40; Bench Player/Below-Average Regular No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Above-average bat speed; quiet upper half; loose and quick wrists; smooth and easy swing; moderate barrel control; minimal load; very mild leg lift; does not use bottom half; solid approach; recognizes spin; uses entire field and sprays the gaps.
Power 40 Average raw power; starting to backspin ball more; swing has slight leverage; will play down in-game a full grade.
Baserunning/Speed 40 4.32 home to first; fringe-average runner now; likely to lose a step with continued growth.
Glove 30 Footwork is a mess; athleticism does not correlate behind the dish; struggles to block pitches; stabs at pitches; looks to constantly be out of sync with his pitchers; no progression in two years of watching.
Arm 40 Average arm strength; plays down a grade in-game; choppy footwork and long release; pop times 2.10 - 2.20.

Sisco can't catch. After multiple viewings in consecutive seasons, I see no progression and little evidence that he will be able to handle a long-term role behind the plate in the majors. The bat has been the carrying tool, with a strong approach and contact ability. He's athletic enough to play 2nd, 3rd, or corner OF, which the bat will need to hit its potential for there to be value as a regular. The risk is still high with Sisco and he is a volatile prospect due to the defensive concerns.

Round Drafted: 2nd round (61st overall), 2013. Signed for $785,000
Why: Feel for hitting; potentially athletic enough to play C; chance for average or higher hit tool and power.

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