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Taylor Ard

Born: 01/31/1990 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 230
Primary Position: 1B
Secondary Position: LF
XL frame, muscular, filled-out, lacks remaining physical projection
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 06/17/2016
Dates Seen 5/16/2016-5/19/2016
Affiliate Jupiter Hammerheads (High A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 30 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Slightly open stance, hands near his head, leg kick, muscular swing, gets out on front foot; poor command of the zone, lacks hand quickness, below-average bat speed, long, uphill stroke
Power 40 Average raw; physical strength to take balls out of the park, lacks bat speed to do it on a consistent basis; will play to below-average at full utility
Baserunning/Speed 40 Below-average runner; 4.40 home-to-first
Glove 50 Makes routine plays, average mobility around the bag
Arm 40 Arm wasn't challenged in viewing, looked below-average during infield

Three-time draftee - Miami (30th round, 2010), Boston (25th round, 2011), and Seattle (7th round, 2012) - has some playable power but lacks a standout tool and shows poor hit utility. Upper-level masher, organizational player.

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