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Monte Harrison

Born: 08/10/1995 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 225
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
80-grade athlete with plus speed and strength. Makes physical attributes of the game look easy. Loose, fluid, long strides. Still learning to control body. Knows he has speed and ability and shows it off in field and on bases. Frame carries strength but is lithe, expect to maintain athleticism as he ages.
Evaluator John Eshleman
Report Date 12/21/2017
Dates Seen Aug 18-20; Nov 4,7 (AFL)
Affiliate Carolina Mudcats (High A, Braves)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
mid-2019 Moderate 70 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Wide stance, modest leg-lift into forward stride. Short load, modest shoulder dip creates slight upward bath path leading to line drives, flyballs. Keeps bat head in zone. Full extension. Elite bat speed and wrist strength, uses loose hands to get barrel to ball, cover outer half. Will open early, shoulder dip lower when not going well. Will expand zone on breakers. Plate discipline, feel to hit stilll raw. Swing is good enough with bat speed and barrel feel to play to average with modest plate discipline development.
Power 60 Shows 7 raw power selling out in BP. Bat speed, strength, and launch angle project to plus game power. Has power to all fields, mostly pull in games at present. Grade projects further development in plate discipline, feel to hit to land in FB counts.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Home to first 4.18-4.23. Faster underway, long strides, closing speed. Aggressive runner, big leads. An asset on base paths.
Glove 50 Makes plays with legs. Poor reads and routes, closing speed makes it work. Doesn't seem to easily pick the ball up off the bat. Grade projects development but moderate risk that he moves to corner.
Arm 60 Easy motion, average release, good carry

Harrison has rawness but shows the ability to convert plus athleticism to baseball skills. His athleticism allows margin for error, but the player has developmental hurdles remaining to reach his realistic role. Defensively, if routes and reads do not improve, anticipate a move to RF. At plate, plate discipline development is critical to everyday role, allowing 7 raw power and speed on bases to play. Harrison has incredible upside if he hits all of his development hurdles. Project to be good enough in CF to stick there where his power will be an asset. Given athleticism, make-up reports, prior development, confidently project continued improvement at plate and in all around game. Risk/variance still high in hit tool until he shows he can make enough good contact above A-ball.

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