|Evaluator:||Nick J. Faleris|
|Report Date:||March 12th, 2018|
After impressing evaluators last summer slashing .308/.390/.442 on the Cape, Larnach entered the 2018 season poised as a high follow and potential quick riser up draft boards. Through 15 games and 59 plate appearances, the Beaver outfielder has placed his emerging power and advanced approach firmly on display, slashing .362/.465/.776 over that span. While he runs, fields and throws well enough to be an asset in right field long term, it will be his hit and power tools that ultimately dictate where he comes off the board come June.
This past weekend Larnach collected just three hits against a solid Fullerton squad, but made plenty of hard contact during his 3-for-10 run, including multiple loud outs and one hard-slicing oppo line drive that was mishandled by left fielder Chris Prescott. Larnach doubled to both left and right on Friday night and continues to show an ability to utilize the whole field. While he can still get passive at times in the box, he appears to be making solid progress in continuing to refine his approach and find pitches to drive with authority.
Almost a month into the season, Larnach is looking more and more like a firm early-round target and, despite striking out in around 25% of his plate appearances, could push his way into first round consideration if he continues to show the potential as an above-average on-base and power producer.