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Bo Bichette

Born: 03/05/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 185
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Physical/Health
Frame is on the smallish side, room for added physical projection. Athletic. Plus flow.
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 06/08/2018
Dates Seen 4x in April
Affiliate New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA, Blue Jays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 Medium 70 60: Plus regular up the middle No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 It's unorthodox. Big wrap behind back shoulder with hitch, near armbar, bat speed and control are so good it won't really matter. Bat speed and hand-eye allows him to really let it get deep, but he goes through jags where he tries to pull everything. Can get exploited when he gets aggressive (which is often at present). Tracks well, knows zone, will spit on a close FB. Plus-plus bat speed, plus approach, plus hit.
Power 60 Plus power line to line, ball jumps, could add more raw if he fills out. Should get to most of it.
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.3 dig, suspect there is more in the tank at present, but likely average at maturity.
Glove 45 Solid fielder, good hands and instincts, smooth around the bag, range is a little light and puts pressure on his arm. Everything just feels a half-grade short for the 6, grinds to be fringy, won't kill you there. Makes most of the plays. Above-average to plus projection at second.
Arm 55 Above-average arm strength, doesn't have that clothesline carry, can't really let it loose deep in the 5.5 hole, weird mechanics, best throws come out sidearm, will flash 6, would be fine at second.
Overall

6/6 offensive profile, can get a little out of control when he muscles up, but better plate coverage than you'd think. Good enough defender in the middle infield, interested to see how the frame matures. One of the 20 best prospects in baseball.

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