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Brandon Trinkwon

Born: 03/30/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 170
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: 3B
Thin frame, narrow shoulders; some height to the waist, flat backside; modest physical projection, average athleticism
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 07/20/2015
Dates Seen 7 games, May - July 2015
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 High 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Wide base with a crouch at starting point; significant hitch, hands jerk forward in front of face, loop to a deep load; quick wrists and hands, quiet stroke, quick though zone despite moderate bat wrap; flat swing, average bat speed, leverage and separation are non-existent; no lower-half timing mechanism, flat-footed on weight transfer; above-average command of the zone, tracks well, lets it travel, hangs in against lefties; all-fields approach.
Power 20 30 raw, will show separation in BP, game swing flattens out; minimal backspin or carry, can jerk one down the line but game-utility limited to line drives in the gap.
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.18 average on four clocks; busts it out of the box but will check up early; moderate pick-up, short strides with effort; aggressive first-to-third; instinctual runner, can pick his spots and steal a bag.
Glove 55 Smooth actions, nose for the ball; smart fielder, will adjust positioning along with count and context; quick first step, average agility and lateral range, aggressive on the charge with above-average body control; reactions to handle third.
Arm 40 Below-average arm strength; accurate, above-average footwork maximizes utility; enough velocity to handle left-side in a pinch, moderate utility profile.

Trinkwon made some offensive strides this season at High-A in embracing a gap-to-gap approach. He's got a nice quick stroke and he commands the zone well enough to coax walks out of A-ball pitching. But better arms will exploit his lack of game power and attack him aggressively, and the overall offensive profile is fringy. He's an instinctual player in the field with good actions and enough arm to project an adequate utility profile for a Major League bench if he can hit enough to warrant a roster spot.

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