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Kyle Garlick

Born: 01/26/1992 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 210
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: RF
Large frame, physically maxed, broad shoulders, thick neck, muscle mass throughout; stiffness in actions, lacks fluidity
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/11/2016
Dates Seen 4x 2015, 4x 2016
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 40 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Stance overhauled from last year, now vertical and narrow at setup, slightly closed, quiet, weight more evenly distributed; minimal load, short, choppy leg lift, limited stride, stiff to front side, vertical bat at trigger can get steep into zone; arms hitter, compact swing for size, quick bat, above-average bat speed; pull hitter, hips leak, above-average swing-and-miss, will fish for spin out of the zone, can square premium velo
Power 40 Above-average raw to pull, mild leverage, game swing doesn't utilize lower half, strong enough to generate carry anyway
Baserunning/Speed 40 4.4 from the right side, high-effort churn; below-average utility on base and in field; sound fundamental baserunner, picks up coach, feel for taking an extra base
Glove 40 Solid reads in left, reacts well, ability to track trajectory; below-average speed, slow start-up, lacks range into the gap, makes plays he gets to
Arm 50 Solid-average carry, accurate, transfers efficiently, average utility in left

A 28th-round senior sign in 2015, Garlick is old for the level. He shows natural bat-to-ball skills and raw strength that translates into game power despite an unorthodox swing that doesn't incorporate much lower half. That swing has undergone some overhaul since last summer, specifically in the setup and launch, and his production hasn't missed a beat. He wants to hit in the box, though he has exhibited improvement in his command of the zone against hard stuff in particular this spring. The successful adjustments are a good sign, though the path is narrow. Poor foot speed limits his ceiling on the bases and in the field, so the bat will need to carry him to a 25-man cameo or three.

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