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Anfernee Seymour

Born: 06/24/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 165
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: CF
Small, wiry build, twitchy, first-step explosiveness; lacks bulk muscle for power, plus athlete with center-diamond features
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 07/04/2016
Dates Seen 5x April-June 2016
Affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Switch hitter, slap-contact approach, puts it on the ground with some line drives; swing lacks strength, below-average bat speed, vulnerable to velocity; speed-based offensive game, puts pressure on defenes; 40 stand-alone hit tool, speed will marginally inflate batting averages
Power 20 Bottom-of-the-scale home run power, limited strength to drive the gaps, speed to turn some singles into doubles when defense is asleep
Baserunning/Speed 80 Dynamic, top-of-the-scale runner, impact speed that changes games; accelerates very quickly, speed plays home-to-first, threat to turn ground balls into hits; consistent sub 4-second times up the line
Glove 45 Ranges well laterally, poor game speed, lacks internal clock and natural feel to finish plays; hard-handed turning the double play and on challenge plays to backhand side; has made notable improvement, still lacks actions of an average defender at short; enough athleticism to learn a handful of positions adequately for super utility role
Arm 50 Fringe raw arm strength plays up with range and mobility in the middle infield; playable arm at a few defensive positions, but not an asset

Ceiling: Longshot second-division regular; utility player with impact speed and defensive versatility
Floor: Up-and-down speedster; few cups of coffee as designated pinch runner

Seymour is a plus athlete with impact speed that plays, but he lacks strength on both sides of the ball. He is still turning his athleticism into baseball skills, continuing to learn how to get the most value from his speed-based tool set. His unique range of skills can help a big league club, albeit most likely in a reserve capacity.

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