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Hudson Potts

Born: 10/28/1998 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 205
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position: SS
Tall and strong, sloped shoulders, athletic build with room for future mass and muscle growth.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 08/29/2017
Dates Seen 8X May-August
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2020 High 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Upright, balanced stance; minimal load with a mild leg kick. Average bat speed with mild leverage. Quiet swing. Currently lacks plate discipline, will get out front on off speed, expands the zone up on velocity.
Power 55 Raw power, primarily pull-side, should play above-average as body continues to develop. Has strength, and leverage in swing allows ball to be driven with carry. Will go max effort in hitters' counts.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Current fringe-average runner, 4.35 home to first average on multiple clocks, will play down a notch as body matures. Upright runner, will not be a base-clogger but not a threat to steal.
Glove 55 Engaged pre-pitch, displays proper range for the position. Soft hands, reads and plays hops well, smooth transfers. Looks comfortable at 3B, stays under control when charging ground balls.
Arm 55 Above-average velocity with good carry; solid footwork, accurate with a quick release.

Drafted in the first round of the 2016 draft and signed under slot value, Potts is one of the youngest players in the Midwest League. After getting off to a slow start, the 18-year-old has begun to show his power potential. His age and the amount of swing-and-miss in his game give a high level of risk to the profile. However, the power is real and the defense is solid, giving Potts a projection of a major league regular at the hot corner.

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