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Cedric Mullins

Born: 10/01/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Switch Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 175
Primary Position: CF
Well-conditioned, smaller frame, notable quick-twitch athleticism plays on the bases and in the field
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 06/21/2017
Dates Seen 6/4, 6/13-6/15/17
Affiliate Bowie Baysox (AA, Orioles)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Slight bend in stance; steady at the plate, slight leg kick, moderate load, compact to the ball, mild leverage, little noise; clean follow-through, above-average bat speed as LHH, slightly below-average as RHH; compact stroke can barrel velo, hands could become a little less stiff given athleticism, lays down a good bunt; flashes ability to go to all fields, more comfortable hitting pull-side and up the middle. struggles keeping weight back on off-speed, aggressive approach limits to a fringe average projection
Power 45 Average raw, LH swing offers more raw power, still brings fringe pop as RHH; uses strength and body well to almost max raw pop in game, can drive balls with loft, more gap power, potential above-average doubles totals
Baserunning/Speed 65 Clocked 4.00 (LHH), 4.15 (RHH); Plus-plus present runner, produces plenty of infield hits and steals, maintains speed throughout first-to-third run, makes fielders rush throws due to aggressiveness
Glove 60 Speed yields plus range, frequently makes plays on sinking liners, consistent burst mid-route; glove skills are solid, will play up because of his ability to cover ground and control the outfield
Arm 50 Average arm strength; won’t gun down runners on close plays, enough carry to make it to cut off man in the air from deep center, throws lack velo out of hand

Mullins is a lighting-fast center fielder who brings more to the table offensively than his sheer size suggests. He creates hard contact and produce power thanks to a swing that is mechanically sound on both sides. He makes the most of his pure raw strength by shifting his weight efficiently and producing above-average bat speed from the left side. I’m not convinced that being a switch-hitter brings enough value to the table to justify Mullins continuing to do it, but his left-handed swing should be enough to allow his speed and fielding chops to carry him to a potential starting role.

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