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Xavier Edwards

Born: 08/09/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 175
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Medium build, stocky with an athletic frame; mild projection remaining.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/20/2019
Dates Seen 8X 2019
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 Very High 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Balanced stance, hands start at the shoulders, utilizes a leg kick and mild load; More advanced from the left side but will improve from the right with more reps; Quick hands and wrists, plus bat to ball skills and knows the zone well, will work the entire field.
Power 30 Below-average raw, minimal power, swing path geared for line drives; speed will allow for extra base hits.
Baserunning/Speed 70 Double-plus speed, quick to accelerate, multiple sub-4 second clocks home-to-first from the left side; threat to steal on the bases, reads pitchers well, gets excellent jumps; good type of aggressiveness in base running style.
Glove 55 Can fill in at shortstop in a pinch but eventual home will be at second where he's an above-average defender, excellent hands with fast transfers, quick first step and good instincts.
Arm 45 Arm is accurate but lacks strength, struggles to make throws for anything hit to his left at shortstop; will be fringe average at second base.

Edwards has the combination of game-changing speed and a potential plus hit tool. Defensively, he's best suited for second base which will put a lot of pressure on the bat to develop. Profiles as a future major league starter at the keystone and top of the lineup bat.

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