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Lawrence Butler

Born: 07/10/2000 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 210
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: 1B
XL 6’3 210 lb. frame. Tapered build w/ present strength & slight room to add
Evaluator Trevor Andresen
Report Date 09/29/2021
Dates Seen Multiple
Affiliate Stockton Ports (Low A, Athletics)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2024 High 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Left-handed hitter w/ some rhythm/looseness to the swing. Didn't have much (if any) trouble w/ velo in my viewing & showed the ability to punish mistake breaking balls left up over the plate, but will get beat w/ quality spin/offspeed when behind in the count. Projecting a .230-.240 bat.
Power 60 Frame enables him to generate easy plus raw power to all fields. 25-30 HR power projection.
Baserunning/Speed 45 Straight-line speed > first step quickness. Enough to handle an OF corner.
Glove 50 Primary 1B who runs well enough to handle a corner outfield spot, though I didn't get enough looks to have any conviction on his reads/instincts. Should be an avg defender at 1B as a worst-case scenario.
Arm 45 Low conviction grade, but likely limits him to 1B/LF.

Significant risk/variance given the hit tool & where he falls on the defensive spectrum, but Butler projects as a power bench bat or strong side of a platoon

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