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Christopher Bostick

Born: 03/24/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 200
Primary Position: 2B
small, short frame; filled out well throughout body; strong base; very good athlete; durability should not an issue.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 05/04/2014
Dates Seen 4/8-10/14; 4/26-28/14
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 high 55 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 good bat to ball skills; natural feel for hitting; will use whole field; has advanced approach and has keen idea of the strike zone; plus bat speed with some lift; often makes loud contact; recognizes spin but presently has trouble barreling it; will get beat with premium velocity and quality spin up and down in the zone; right-CF comfort zone.
Power 40 plus bat speed and has some lift; strong wrists and gets hips involved early; displayed ability to backspin the ball in BP and comfort zone is right-CF; solid pop for small size.
Baserunning/Speed 55 4.25-28 range to 1B; gets out of box clean; instinctive on the bases; will steal a base; reads pitchers well; 1st to 3rd guy is plus.
Glove 55 good reactions off the bat; quick first step and instincts allow range to play plus; uses correct footwork around the bag; smooth actions and soft hands when fielding; quick transfers from glove to hand.
Arm 45 accurate throws on the run and from up the middle; arm is strong for 2B but would not be a weapon on the left side; quick 2nd baseman's release arm action.

Bostick is a very intriguing player. He lacks plus tools but does everything well. He has a natural feel for the game and could develop into an every day player. He's a long way from maturity and he'll need to hit his way to bigs but he has a chance. If not, his defense at 2B is solid avg. to plus and he could end up being a utility infielder on a first division team. I like Bostick enough to feel like he'll be an every day player though.

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