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Bo Bichette

Born: 03/05/1998 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 200
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Lean, athletic build; room for added strength and bulk
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 06/12/2017
Dates Seen 3x May-June 2017
Affiliate Lansing Lugnuts (Low A, Blue Jays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2020 High 60 50: Major-League Regular Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Wide, balanced stance, hands start at back shoulder, slight backwards drift to start load; moderate load and high leg kick when in a favorable count, will widen stance, lessen load, and eliminate leg kick with two strikes; above-average bat speed, mild leverage; advanced approach, good command of strike zone, recognizes secondary offerings, stays balanced
Power 50 Ability to barrel baseball consistently, quality bat speed, pull-side power, projects to play to major-league average as body develops
Baserunning/Speed 60 High base-running IQ, will slow a grade as mass is added
Glove 50 Solid yet unspectacular, alert fielder, average range, gets consistent reads, soft hands, quick transfer; possible move to second base as growth occurs
Arm 50 Average arm for shortstop, solid-average for second base; accurate throws, hold their line

Bichette has plus zone command and bat-to-ball skills, and profiles to be a high-average, moderate-power hitter at the highest level. The defense and arm, while not spectacular, are sufficient for shortstop. There is a fair amount of risk, as he is young and far from the majors, but the tools are there to carry to a regular role with plus potential if everything maxes out

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