Striking out large….that’s not going to get corrected in pro ball
Group: 3 | Round: 3-4| Role 40
Look: at USC 4/28/16
Sam Monroy (@Socal_prospects) April 29, 2016
Cape Cod League-leading 12 home runs (summer 2015)
Batted .319 with a team-leading 58 RBI and 15 home runs in 2015
Where did the swing go??
New head coach….. coached Kris Bryant at USD….teaching same swing???
Raw Power….if he received a gift fastball, he could no doubt do some damage to the ball. Arm Strength is there….got limited look of him on the mound…. looked poised and confident, FB 92-93 w/ run, flahses breaking ball and CH….may have more value as pitcher
Swing-and-miss tendencies will limit career as hitter….. linear mechanics causing small pocket in which he can strike the ball; Finishes w/ poor weight transfer, Drops rear shoulder. No chance w/ velo waist up & in.
Built along the lines of Kris Bryant, long legs, long muscle tone
Future Role: 40 – Long Reliver
I don’t expect to see improvements at the plate unless a major overhaul of mechanics takes place…to salvage talent I’d move to pitcher where he has a proven track record and confidence is highest….I project a filler/swingman type more likely to wind up in long relief role.
Medium….2-way package, arm is servicable…. wouldn’t hestitate to move to P if bat falters….
Red Flag Indicators
1. K/BB Ratio as hitter
2. Linear Swing path
Cue the memory reel of good times at UofA….will get overdrafted cause of lack of bats in this draft class
You’ll need a court order to open my wallet to pay him to be a hitter…see him going late 3rd to 4th… would negotiate $450k and pick up his last year of school
Career Path Prediction
Higher ceiling as hitter so I see a team giving him a chance to find his swing in hopes of big power ala Kris Bryant….give or take two years before succumbing to pitching full time….
© 2016 Sam Monroy