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Eric Stamets

Born: 09/25/1991 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 190
Primary Position: SS
Thin, bony, narrow frame; average build. Lacks physicality for extra-base power. Above-average athlete; light on feet; quick first step; accelerates quickly.
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 04/28/2016
Dates Seen April 7-April 10, 2016
Affiliate Akron RubberDucks (AA, Indians)

High-energy player; consistent hustle; high baseball IQ; good baserunner w/ knack for defensive positioning.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Low 40 ML Bench/Defensive Specialist Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 35 Lacks the hit tool for regular big-league profile, even at glove-first position. Singles hitter with pull-oriented contact. Minimal bat-speed from frame that lacks strength; beaten by plus velocity; consistently struggled to cover outer-half; would be exposed offensively if given everyday at-bats.
Power 30 Well below-average power, not part of offensive game. Singles contact; lacks strength to even drive the gaps; slightly more authoritative drives to pull side.
Baserunning/Speed 60 above-average to plus runner, plays up to 60-grade from good base running instincts. Gets out of his swing and up the line well; fair stolen base capability; can score from second and/or go 1st to 3rd.
Glove 60 Plus glove at SS; impressive glovework; has natural defensive tools and polish to finish plays. Loose, fluid defensive actions; completed plays to both sides and on the run; agile and mobile w/ quick first step to both his left and right. Standout defender; looked at home defensively.
Arm 55 At least above-average arm-strength, chance tick more; consistent carry across the IF w/ reliable accuracy; showed he can finish arm-strength plays on challenge balls to the deep 5/6 hole.

Fairly safe low-ceiling prospect; big-league utility lies in defensive value at SS w/ ability to slot all around the IF. Lacks bat for everyday profile. Provides bench value w/ glove, arm, speed. Paul Janish type toolset. Moderate interest.

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