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Drew Ellis

Born: 12/01/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 205
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position: 1B
Tall and athletic, some projection left as he fills out
Evaluator Jeff Long
Report Date 06/06/2017
Dates Seen 5/9, 5/25-5/26/2017
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MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 High 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 High leg kick, extreme bat wrap; noisy swing with lots of moving parts, demonstrates some barrel control in spite of noise
Power 55 Plus bat speed, solid leverage, generates plenty of loft on the ball; raw power is plus, should get to a majority of it
Baserunning/Speed 40 Below-average speed, moderate skills on the base paths
Glove 40 Decent range, soft hands, gets average reads and reactions on contact
Arm 50 Solid-average arm strength, below-average accuracy at present

Ellis is a perfect example of a player whose value hinges on his hit tool. He projects as a borderline defender with an okay glove at third at the next level, and while the arm can play on the left side, there will be some accuracy issues along the way. Ellis has terrific raw power, but the question is whether or not he’ll hit enough to get to that power in games. His long swing will likely give some teams pause.

If Ellis proves that he can recognize and lay off secondaries, he can have a future as a low-average, 20-plus homer average regular at third.

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