Andrew Compton

Age (Draft Day): 18.02
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 195
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: -
Entry Point: High School
School/Location: Governor Livingston, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Spotlight Report Info
Report Date: August 18th, 2018
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Draft Spotlight

While the Yankees Area Code team (Northeast) is usually deeper with pitching prospects, they had a handful of potential pro follows in the lineup this year as well, lead by the switch-hitting third baseman from New Jersey. His well-proportioned 6’2’’ and 190-pound frame carries pro-ready strength, and broad shoulders hint at more room to fill out his upper half as he ages. I saw Compton take more at-bats from the left-hand side of the plate, though he flashed ability to barrel up balls from the right without taking a significantly different swing. As a lefty, Compton shows plus batspeed with strong hands that spray hard liners with projectable carry off the stick to both fields. The ball makes a good sound off his bat, and he recorded a few triple-digit exit velocities in Long Beach with natural backspin from an inside-out hitting path. He’s a good build for third base, where his arm-strength grades around average and shouldn’t give him issue staying on the left side of the infield.

Compton’s mix of physicality and switch-hitting offensive upside could push him into the first two days of the draft next June. Like many cold-weather prep bats, keeping up the momentum by having a good Jupiter tournament will establish his draft stock heading into next spring.