Jacob Scavuzzo

Born: 01/15/1994 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: LF
Seconday Position: 1B
Acquisition Period: 21st Rd., 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 22nd, 2015
Dates Seen: Many
Level: High A
Affiliate: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
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Swing Mechanics
Square, upright stance. Slightly wider than shoulder width.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 30 45 Role 40: fourth outfielder; backup first baseman High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 20 45 Large leg kick into a small hand load; Explodes forward and fires hips. Can leak forward early and lead to weak contact. Bat comes through the zone with plus speed. Finishes well. Hunts and destroys fastballs. Approach is below-average currently. Free-swinger, pitch recognition is questionable. Can give away at-bats by expanding the zone. Can struggle with arm-side spin. Barrel control is solid-average with good plate coverage. Frequent hard contact. Potential .260-270 hitter with lots of K's.
Large leg kick into a small hand load; Explodes forward and fires hips. Can leak forward early and lead to weak contact. Bat comes through the zone with plus speed. Finishes well. Hunts and destroys fastballs. Approach is below-average currently. Free-swinger, pitch recognition is questionable. Can give away at-bats by expanding the zone. Can struggle with arm-side spin. Barrel control is solid-average with good plate coverage. Frequent hard contact. Potential .260-270 hitter with lots of K's.
Raw Power 55 60 Plus raw power; Plus strength, increasing muscle mass. Strength shows with the bat. Swing is leveraged with plus bat speed. Pull-side power at present. Contact ability must play up for the power to really play.
Plus raw power; Plus strength, increasing muscle mass. Strength shows with the bat. Swing is leveraged with plus bat speed. Pull-side power at present. Contact ability must play up for the power to really play.
Run 40 30 Below-average runner. Better underway, but consistent times around 4.4 on digs. Not a base stealer but can go 1st to 3rd base. No issues with baserunning ability.
Below-average runner. Better underway, but consistent times around 4.4 on digs. Not a base stealer but can go 1st to 3rd base. No issues with baserunning ability.
Field 45 40 Routes in the outfield are average, but limited to a corner because of his lack of plus speed. Athletic, but not a quick twitch player. Relies on closing speed to get to balls in the corners and the gaps. Worked out at 1B during AFL. No views at 1B
Routes in the outfield are average, but limited to a corner because of his lack of plus speed. Athletic, but not a quick twitch player. Relies on closing speed to get to balls in the corners and the gaps. Worked out at 1B during AFL. No views at 1B
Throw 50 50 Arm is average, didn’t stand out during game action. Accurate and has solid carry. Can play in LF or 1B.
Arm is average, didn’t stand out during game action. Accurate and has solid carry. Can play in LF or 1B.
Overall Summary
Jacob Scavuzzo is a bat-first outfielder/first base prospect that needs to keep hitting to carve out a big-league career. He made adjustments to his swing (adding a large leg kick this season) and really tapped into his plus raw power in the hitter-friendly California League. The amount of strikeouts remained a problem and will continue to be his largest hurdle to jump if he's going to ascend to the highest level. Refining his plate approach will be paramount and will be the thing that determines the speed at which he takes the next jump to Double-A. Still, his swing is quick, leveraged, and powerful and he shows aptitude for hard contact which leaves me optimistic he can continue doing damage as he fills into his 6'4" frame. Unfortunately, Scavuzzo's position in the outfield is already in question which could force him to first base and put even more pressure on the bat to find success. This is a high-risk player, but the upside is a powerful bat that can play both corner outfield positions and first base in a backup role.