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Scott Kingery

Born: 04/29/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 180
Primary Position: 2B
Small stature, square, narrow frame, proportioned build, lean, toned strength
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 09/22/2016
Dates Seen 7x July-August 2016
Affiliate Reading Fightin Phils (AA, Phillies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Low 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Slight leg lift to shift weight to back leg, minimal stride, pronounced hip thrust pushes load to front foot early; hands drift back and up, front arm bars; short to the ball, above-average bat speed; reactive, swing-heavy approach, high-contact, struggles to consistently barrel balls; all-fields approach, emphasis to middle-and pull-sides; strikeouts a product of extended at-bats, zone expansion
Power 20 Raw power is dead pull with limited carry; reactive approach limits ability to drive the ball, lacks strength and carry for home run production; extra bases will come from hit placement and foot speed
Baserunning/Speed 70 4.07 home to first; runs hard out of the box with quick strides, puts pressure on defense when ball is on the ground; threat to run, potential for seasons with 20-plus steals
Glove 60 Responsive, steady glove; quickness, athleticism drive plus range in all directions; struggles with physicality at fringes of range
Arm 50 Accurate, arm strength to one-hop longer relays; lacks premium velocity, right-side arm should play to average at second

Philadelphia's second-round pick in 2015, Kingery is a small second baseman with a plus glove, plus-plus speed, and a feel to hit. He shows the ability to adjust and make contact with an all-fields approach, though the tool grades out a tick below average on account of his high-contact approach limiting his ability to find quality pitches an create consistent hard contact. He'll flash some down-the-line raw power in BP, but power production will be virtually non-existent in games. The speed can impact games and put pressure on defenses while also driving plus range in the field. Combined with athleticism and a steady glove, he has the tools to develop into a very good defender. Arm strength has some limitations, but accurate and capable for 2B. Kingery profiles as a starting second-baseman with average-regular potential.

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