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Charles Leblanc

Born: 06/03/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 195
Primary Position: 3B
Long and lean with average build, broad shoulders, and average levers. Mature build with muscle on legs, but could potentially fill out upper body more given his position. Moves well in short quick bursts, good body control, above average athlete.
Evaluator Kevin Carter
Report Date 04/30/2019
Dates Seen 4/4/2019, 4/18/2019, 4/19/2019
Affiliate Frisco RoughRiders (AA, Rangers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2020 Medium 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Quick twitch and plus feel for barrel. Very little load with a small timing step. hips fire then decelerates well to point of contact. Gets back elbow into slot and adjust lead arm to ball location. Plus bat speed. Generates hard line drive contact often. Has quality vision at the plate and won't chase far out of zone. Aggressive within the zone.
Power 40 Average raw power. Swing is flat with very limited core collapse to get on plane. Can turn on low and inside pitches where he can elevate. As is, should provide doubles power to all fields with occasional pull-side home run. Small adjustments to core during swing could provide more home run power.
Baserunning/Speed 45 Average runner now and will likely slow down a bit as he continues to put on weight. Good instincts on basepaths, but not a threat to steal.
Glove 50 Good hands and quick first step, but inconsistent footwork and questionable instincts at 3B. Currently below average at the position, but repetition should clean up major problems.
Arm 50 Average arm for 3B, with a consistent quick release.

Leblanc is an above average athlete with advanced body control and quick twitch which allows him to generate plus bat speed with quality feel for barrel. Leblanc has average raw power, but doesn't tap into it due to a flat swing. He plays 3B/1B well with quality hands, a quick first step, and a strong quick release and can fill in at 2B in a pinch, which gives him a versatile enough skillset to play well on an MLB bench.

Leblanc's plus hit tool, quality vision, approach, and defensive versatility gives him a likely outcome of a RH bench player able to play three infield positions, with a realistic upside as MLB regular at 3B if he's able to add more of his raw power into his swing. If you're going to bet on guys to do that, it's the quality athletes with good hit tools, and Leblanc fits that bill.

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