|Evaluator:||Nick J. Faleris|
|Report Date:||June 9th, 2018|
Stott was the catalyst atop a surprising UNLV squad this spring, breaking out with a slash line of .365/.442/.556 while striking out just 18 times in 290 plate appearances and drawing 32 walks over that 59-game span. The lefty-swinging shortstop’s impressive campaign followed a loud summer in the Northwoods League in which he put up a .352/.442/.451 slash line and drew 49 walks to just 30 strikeouts over 71 games and swiped 28 stolen bases.
Stott doesn’t show much in the way of over-the-fence pop yet, but there is easily enough power to rack-up extra base hits and the young shortstop can drive the ball opposite field with enough authority that he should be able to produce some more long-ball damage as he continues to mature. On the dirt, Stott shows solid glovework, good first-step quickness and a left-side arm, making him a good candidate to stick at shortstop long term. As an up-the-middle glove with a track record of performance with wood and during the college season, Stott is an early top 10 candidate with a skill set that lines up admirably with the college bats taken in the top five picks of 2018. He’ll be with USA Baseball’s Collegiate Nation Team this summer.