|Report Date:||March 15th, 2018|
In his breakout sophomore campaign, Pompey slashed .361/.464/.541 with 10 homeruns and a 1.22 K:BB ratio. He failed to replicate that success in the Cape Cod League, however, producing a slash line of .230/.284/.345 with 24 strikeouts and just seven walks. After missing time early this season with an ankle injury, Pompey returned to action last weekend against Texas Tech where he had two hits in 12 at-bats with four strikeouts, though both of his hits went for doubles.
Tall, lean and athletically built at 6’4” and 205 pounds, Pompey is a switch hitter who flashes above average raw power from both sides of the plate, though he’s a bit more fluid from the left side. Pompey is at his best when he’s getting his long arms extended, driving the ball into the opposite field gap and using his plus speed on the base paths. Though he’s played all three outfield positions for Kentucky during his collegiate career, some scouts feel he lacks the instincts for center field and the arm strength for right field.
Despite the poor statistical performance over the weekend, Pompey did showcase his impressive mix of speed and power, stealing a base, and stinging a couple baseballs that would have been homeruns later this spring in friendlier weather. Pompey remains a top follow leading up to the MLB Draft, as a potential day one selection.