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Bo Bichette

Born: 03/05/1998 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 185
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 Video
2020 High 60 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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