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Garrett Hampson

Born: 10/10/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 196
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: SS
Compact strength, filled-out upper body, moderate athleticism, physically mature, lower half moves quickly, good command of his physicality
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/20/2017
Dates Seen 7x April-June 2017
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 Moderate 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Leg kick and load can look sloppy and out of sync, but very consistent balance and hand position at trigger; strong hands and wrists, snaps barrel on plane, level plane with occasional pull-side lift, above-average bat speed is late, wrists will lock through point of contact, short and quick to the ball; hips clear, attacks point of contact, quality hand-eye; stays in the zone, will work a count, above-average bat-to-ball plays up with quality approach with
Power 30 Swing lacks leverage and extension to drive the ball with loft, fly balls lack carry, line-drive hitter works the gaps
Baserunning/Speed 60 Nine clocks between 4.16 and 4.22, consistently busts it out of the box, quick crossover, gets to speed quickly, advanced base-stealing acumen, reads first-movement well, efficient base-stealer
Glove 55 Lateral quickness and agility, above-average range, gets low, good body control to the ground, efficient reads and angles at second; internal clock speeds up at shortstop, passable but lacks arm strength to finish plays to his right; advanced footwork and timing on the turn, works the bag, solid-average defender at second with fringe-average shortstop utility
Arm 50 Average arm at second, quick transfer and release helps fringe-average raw velocity play up, accurate; stretched at short, needs to get his body behind it to finish plays towards the hole

Hampson's just a straight-up solid player, and a pesky hitter with quality hand-eye and quickness into the zone that allow him to exploit mistakes and stick line drives on them in any quadrant. He's a sound contact hitter with good command of the strike zone and a polished approach to hitting. He's also a plus runner with instincts and a quick start. The latter trait serves him well in the field, where he boasts above-average range and reliable hands. He's not a flashy ballplayer, and the lack of much in the way of game power caps the ceiling some. But I buy the hit tool, and combined with speed utility and a solid glove I like him in a second-division starting role through his prime years.

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