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Sheldon Neuse

Born: 12/10/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 232
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position: SS
Not the thinnest guy, has some thickness throughout frame, stronger and more athletic than frame would indicate

Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 06/22/2017
Dates Seen 4/9/17, 6/9/17-6/11/17
Affiliate Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 Low 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 High, stiff hands at setup, mild load, moderate leg kick, compact stroke, little noise; mild leverage can ramp up to moderate situationally, mostly balanced, swings with max effort at times; above-average bat speed, efficient swing path, ability to barrel up pitches everywhere in the zone, keeps his weight back on off-speed offerings, flashes barrel control on breaking balls; not the loosest hands, will pull head, approach can lead to weak contact; stiffness and approach limits projection to average utility
Power 55 Plus raw power, home run pop to all fields, strength and bat speed allows for quality launch angle; remains balanced enough to drive balls away to opposite field; swings can get max effort, don’t need to be; projects above-average utility at maturity
Baserunning/Speed 45 Timed 4.27, more foot speed than size would indicate, flashes some quick-twitch, not a big-time stolen base threat, will swipe an occasional bag
Glove 45 Played shortstop in the series, future lies at third base; deceptive athleticism allows for quality lateral agility, average glove skills, makes the routine plays; didn’t look comfortable at short, lacks smoothness, struggled to anticipate hops, stuck in between on multiple chances
Arm 60 Plus arm strength, plenty of velo to throw out fast runners from third base, capable of making long throws by the foul line, arm to cover for developing footwork

Neuse is an advanced hitter for Low A, and he shows power and a feel for hitting that gets you excited about his potential with the bat. He has above-average bat speed and power to all fields that can play at any level. He will swing too hard at times and the approach is still developing, but major-league average hitting skills are apparent. He has the arm to play third base, with sneaky athleticism allowing him to make the plays he needs to. There’s not a ton of relative risk in the profile, nor is there much gap between the ceiling and the likely outcome. He has a fairly straight path to an average regular role down the line.

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