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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 Realistic Role Video
2018 Low 50 45: Second-Division Regular 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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