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Kyle Holder

Born: 05/25/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 185
Primary Position: UT
Secondary Position: SS
Physical/Health
Medium, well-proportioned build. Flat chest; sloped shoulders; average waist and legs. Room for 5-10 pounds of muscle.
Evaluator Al Skorupa
Report Date 07/07/2015
Dates Seen 06-24-2015; 06-24-2015
Affiliate Staten Island Yankees (Short Season, Yankees)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2020 High 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Below average bat speed. Even stance with wide base; small leg kick. Drifts forward. Loads deep; stiff lead; wraps hands behind him. Flat swing plane; slap hitter; sometimes loopy bat path. Average strike zone discipline; patient approach, but often overly passive; takes pitches early in the count but will expand his zone all directions. Well below average pitch recognition; doesn’t see spin or soft; doesn’t track pitches well; will chase breaking balls in the dirt. Cannot catch up to good velocity; vulnerable to fastballs inside. Doesn’t make in-at bat adjustments. Poor at bats against same handed pitching.
Power 20 30 raw. Slap hitter with flat swing plane; does not drive the ball with any consistency. Well below average strength.
Baserunning/Speed 45 50 raw speed; slow out of the box. Average baserunner. Will steal 5-7 bases, but basestealing reads and jumps below average.
Glove 55 Plus range; above average shortstop actions. Below average mobility, actions and footwork to hole side. Plus hands; quick and loose. Infield clock below average; rushes plays.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength. Plus accuracy. Quick transfer and release.
Overall

30; Up/Down/Emergency Utility Infielder. Above average defensive shortstop but will not hit enough to play every day or help consistently in a big league role.

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