- Born: August 9, 1999
- B/T: Both/Right
- 5’10”, 175-lbs
- Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of North Broward Prep HS (Coconut Creek, FL).
His speed is excellent, and his OBP screams “leadoff hitter.”
He did dip a bit in High-A last summer, but held on fairly well as he adjusted to the new level.
Time for AA. Will the BB% dip into worrisome territory? Will pitchers be able to strike him out more?
This will be the real test. If he can adjust to AA, he will be ready for the majors.
The lack of power is real. His body frame tells us what to expect.
When you are in the Rays organization, you have lots of other minor league talent to compete with. That’s just about the only thing that could slow Edwards down in his march to the majors.
Otherwise, he is a leadoff hitter in the making, an on-base machine who steals bases successfully at an 82% clip, while spraying balls to all fields.
If you like your prospects to be sluggers, look away. Everyone else, meet a future quality major leaguer.