A top batting prospect for the Astros, he made the 30-man roster, but where will he play?
- Born: December 20, 1996
- B/T: Both/Right
- 6’1″, 206-lbs
- Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Seminole State College (Seminole, OK)
His raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:
The power is real, and the OBP is impressive, year after year. It helps to couple that power with a relative lack of strikeouts. In today’s game, even 21-23% is not bad when you can wallop a baseball. The walk rate is fantastic, thus the OBP. No speed, but let’s not quibble here.
Not seeing a big split here. He certainly hits righties very well, and did great against lefties at AAA.
- Rotowire: #74 on their Top 400.
- BaseballHQ: Not on their Top 100.
- Fangraphs: Not on their Top 120.
- Fantasy Six Pack: #474 on their dynasty list.
- Prospects365: #142 on Ray Butler’s Top 200.
- Imaginary Brick Wall: #133 on the Top 487.
- Fantrax: #183 on the Top 250.
He wasn’t that impressive in his first taste of the majors.
Where is he going to play? I mean, it’s great that he has position versatility, but when you play for the Astros, there are guys ahead of you.
On the other hand, when you can back up 1B, 2B, 3B and, of course, DH a bit, playing time will come. And the power is real, so if he can just adjust to major league pitching enough to get on base at, oh, a .330-.340 clip? Take the power and hope the playing time expands.