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Jarred Kelenic

Born: 07/16/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
Primary Position: CF
Athletic frame, but looks pretty close to fully developed already.
Evaluator Jarrett Seidler
Report Date 05/07/2019
Dates Seen 4/30/2019, 5/1/2019, 5/2/2019
Affiliate West Virginia Power (Low A, Pirates)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 Medium 70 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Classic, smooth lefty swing. Swing path and setup has noticeably improved compared to 2018 video. Keeps the bat in the zone for awhile with strong bat speed. Showed off precocious barrel control all series, including beating a typical shift by doubling over the third base bag. Does sometimes still get out of sync with lower half. Overall plate approach was very strong for age and level, with slight questions about breaking ball recognition against lefties and chasing when behind in the count. Moderately open stance with small leg kick as timing mechanism.
Power 60 Consistently hit the ball very hard to all fields in my viewings, including a long home run to RF and multiple balls that went just short of going out. Swing is geared for significant power output, especially given current era of baseball. Ball just absolutely jumps off his bat.
Baserunning/Speed 55 No dig time, because he didn't have a hard run to first all series. Visual interpretation matched Jeffrey Paternostro's 2018 report: "11.4 on a triple, good second gear, looks like a present plus runner, would expect him to give some of that back in his 20s, but the frame looks close to a finished product."
Glove 50 Generally showed good instincts and routes in the outfield, and runs well enough to handle center. Got a good jump on the ball. Closed noticeably poorly on one shallow flyball in front of him that dropped. Expect him to be able to handle center competently enough if team needs so warrant, but could see a team preferring him in the corner depending on organizational needs.
Arm 60 Jeffrey's 2018 report seemed accurate with limited throws: "Plus arm strength, good carry, accurate. Didn't get to see him really air it out, and have heard plus-plus thrown on him here."

Kelenic has rare 6 hit/6 power future potential, along with athletic secondary skills and a shot to remain in CF. Likely first-division regular outfielder with a chance to be a perennial All-Star.

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