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Jesse Winker

Born: 08/17/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 215
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: LF
Lean, athletic build, solid base with some width to the hips; upper body not yet maxed out, narrow shoulders with slope, some projection remaining
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 06/26/2016
Dates Seen 5/27, 5/28
Affiliate Louisville Bats (AAA, Reds)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Medium 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Leg lift, pinches hips, tight coil; slight hitch to start swing, drops back shoulder, some uppercut to swing; plus bat speed with contact skills, moderate swing-and-miss, will expand zone; all-fields approach, patient, will work walks
Power 45 Pull power with carry to opposite field; swing can generate some loft, more doubles power in-game, contact is solid; recent wrist injury could be negatively affecting ability to tap into power at present
Baserunning/Speed 40 Not much effort out of the box, moves well in field, lacks quickness, not a base-stealing threat
Glove 50 Steady glove, not flashy; lacks closing speed, solid routes help range, best suited for corner role
Arm 50 Average arm strength, accurate, capable arm in right

A former first-round supplemental pick, Winker is a corner outfielder with a plus hit tool and average defensive projection. There's some swing-and-miss, but he possesses quality bat speed and contact skills. Average raw power plays down a tick in-game; he generates loft, but lacks the finishing strength for the tool to be an asset. Steady glove in a corner that won't create problems, and his accurate arm shows average strength. Winker has struggled with wrist injuries, which has very possibly sapped his ability to tap into the raw power he has. Projection for a solid starting outfielder with bottom-half lineup contributions.

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