|Report Date:||February 26th, 2018|
Through consistent contact and solid baseball instincts, Datres has been a steady performer for the Tar Heels over the last two seasons. The third basemen shines in his ability to hit with runners on base, and shows good power potential. Last weekend against East Carolina, Datres let loose on a fastball, driving it off the Tobacco Road building, well over the left field wall at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. On the weekend, Datres collected three hits in 12 at-bats, including a double, a home run, and three walks.
Displaying versatility, Datres has seen time at both third and second base while at North Carolina, and shows the hands and general fielding ability to play either spot. During the series, Datres made multiple plays ranging to his glove side, and made strong throws to first while on the run. At 6’0’’ and 200 pounds with above average athletic ability, Datres profiles as a solid utility guy as he continues to develop his game.
Offensively, Datres has a tendency to crowd the plate a bit, but still manages to get his hands to the inside pitch, even against above average velocity. Hitting with a slightly open stance, he has a quiet load with his hands, allowing for his hips to drive his bat through the zone. Datres has a decent eye and works the count well at the plate, walking an above average 11.32% throughout his collegiate career.