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Taylor Trammell

Born: 09/13/1997 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 213
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: CF
Lean and extremely athletic with a good bit of physical projection remaining.
Evaluator Scott Delp
Report Date 06/09/2018
Dates Seen April/May 2018; six games
Affiliate Daytona Tortugas (, Reds)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
Late 2020 Medium 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Swing can get a bit long and there is more swing and miss than you’d like right now, but he still gets to a lot of pitches. Patient and seems to understand both his strengths and limitations. Controls the barrel and can use the whole field, especially against left-handed pitching. Open stance without much in the way of a stride or leg kick. Very quiet. Stance allows him to see the ball sooner, but he sometimes stays a bit too open and loses some power potential.
Power 60 Average present power, but the likelihood that he grows into his body a bit should allow him to develop to plus, especially with some minor adjustments to his approach.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Again, assuming he adds bulk, he may slide to above-average speed from the near elite present grade. Still adjusting to his new level as a base stealer and needs to learn reads of pitchers. Will force the issue on first-to-third and elsewhere on bases.
Glove 50 Should be at least average wherever he winds up, but he is more likely to see most of his big league time in left. Can cover plenty of ground there. Reacts well of the bat and takes good routes. Not afraid around the wall.
Arm 40 While he shows occasional flashes, the arm is the biggest question mark among all of his tools. Does not generate consistently strong carry. Arm should be average for LF, but will be fringy in CF.

Though there are certainly flaws right now, Trammell shows strong refinement for a player who was never a full-time baseball player until he turned pro. The Reds signed him away from a football scholarship at Georgia Tech so he has just begun to approach his development potential. As such, I’m on the optimistic side with Trammell. He likely will settle in as a .280 hitter with 20 HR and 20 SB, those those power/speed numbers may move based on how his body develops.

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