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Johan Mieses

Born: 07/13/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Above-average athlete, projectable frame, added 10-plus pounds of good weight in the off-season, additional physical projection remaining; strength throughout frame, fluid, quick-twitch
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/12/2016
Dates Seen 3x 2015, 5x 2016
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)

He's the handshake guy, has one with a solid dozen-plus players; loose, engaged, upbeat, unbridled enthusiasm

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Extreme 50 40/4th outfielder Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Wide stance, open with a crouch; deep load, tight coil, significant wrap; hands inconsistent at trigger, drift forward, extreme length into zone; leveraged swing, plus bat speed, loop in path, gets under the ball, weak fly ball contact; waffles between mild inverted leg lift and aggressive leg kick, aggressive weight transfer, early to front side with stiffness; poor spin recognition, present guess hitter, wants to extend, inner-third hole, expands against anything soft or spin, loads of swing-and-miss; minimal progress honing approach since last summer, bat speed and fluidity suggest ample room for projection
Power 50 Plus pull-side raw, above-average to all fields; leveraged swing with bat path to lift the ball, plus bat speed; triple-digit exit velocities, hard line-drive contact, towering pull-side fly balls in BP; approach limits game utility, mistake hitter at present
Baserunning/Speed 50 Above-average present runner, 4.24 home-to-first, moderate pick-up, second gear, pushes plus underway; fluid motion, high-intensity runner; present utility plays down on the bases, raw cross-over, uneven reads, poor decision-making, will play out of control; should settle in as average tool once physically maxed
Glove 55 Ball hawk, all-out style, shows track-and-close, propensity for highlight-reel catches; better reads and routes in right, struggles with right-at-him reads in center, raw defender with instincts, questionable decision-making at times, will throw behind runners, try to do too much; plus potential in right with potential average utility in center
Arm 60 Raw arm strength pushes plus-plus, excellent velocity, throws hold their lines with carry; generally accurate, will uncork some wild ones; will get over-aggressive in decision-making

Mieses is a high-volatility prospect with an above-average regular ceiling if everything comes together. His all-out style of play, straight-line speed, and canon of an arm give him projection for utility in all three outfield spots, with a present trajectory towards a lefty-mashing fourth-outfielder profile.

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