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Drew Waters

Born: 12/30/1998 (Age: 19)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Medium, athletic build; some projection with slight length; room to add some muscle; quick actions; good athlete
Evaluator David Lee
Report Date 06/20/2018
Dates Seen 5/25-28
Affiliate Rome Braves (Low A, Braves)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2020 High 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 LH: Plus bat speed; covers the plate well; simple to the ball; quiet mechanics; minimal load and trigger; quick-twitch tendencies; quick hands get barrel to ball in any quadrant; will get slightly overaggressive; will chase at times to limit hit utility.

RH: Feel to hit is multiple ticks below LH side; hands drift out of sync with lower half; exaggerated loft at times; can get beat by velo.
Power 60 Consistently loud contact; present home run power to all fields; present plus power to pull side from LH; will grow into in-game plus power to all fields for 20-plus homers; consistent line drive stroke; backspins with consistency; future staple on exit velo leaderboards.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Present plus runner; quick feet; needs to utilize speed on basepaths more; run tool could slide a tick as he grows but will remain at least above-average.
Glove 55 Shows advanced ability to read; routes are consistently efficient; glides to the gaps; present above-average range; could slow a tick to average range depending on growth; profiles in center or right; ability to play all three outfield spots; could be plus corner defender.
Arm 60 Weapon for center field; mostly on line to target with minimal hump; clean arm path; more than enough for right.

Waters has the chance to be a total-package type outfield prospect with at least an average hit tool from the left side, plus power, at least above-average speed, an above-average glove and a plus arm. He could be a 20/20 guy in the majors if he utilizes his speed. He also has the makeup to succeed and a strong drive to be the best. The lone hangup is how Waters will develop from the right side. His feel to hit is well below his ability from the left side, and it could be enough to drop hitting from that side entirely. Regardless, there's enough from the left side to project an average hitter. Waters is the five-tool kid that's next in line for the spotlight. He has All-Star potential.

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