Bradley Zimmer

Born: 11/27/1992 (Age: 26)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: RF
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#21 overall), 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: January 12th, 2016
Dates Seen: 5/30/15 & 7/1-7/3/15
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lynchburg Hillcats
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Swing Mechanics
Open stance; crouch setup; high hands (over head); good balance throughout.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 50 60 Role 50 - major league regular; first-division center fielder. Low
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 50 60 Plus bat speed; strong wrists and hands; slight lift in swing; line-drive oriented swing presently -- hands work inside ball well; innate feel for barrel; plus barrel control within zone; will use all fields; leg kick timing; gets hips involved early; long limbs can exaggerate length of swing; gets extended post-contact; advanced approach and plan; quality pitch ID skills; has hand-eye to adjust to anything.
Plus bat speed; strong wrists and hands; slight lift in swing; line-drive oriented swing presently -- hands work inside ball well; innate feel for barrel; plus barrel control within zone; will use all fields; leg kick timing; gets hips involved early; long limbs can exaggerate length of swing; gets extended post-contact; advanced approach and plan; quality pitch ID skills; has hand-eye to adjust to anything.
Raw Power 50 50 Slight lift in swing; strength throughout core; ability to backspin to all fields; can collapse backside to maximize raw power in BP; game swing is not oriented to maximize raw power; gap-to-gap 2Bs power with ability to hit HRs as more strength is added; 10-15 HR potential.
Slight lift in swing; strength throughout core; ability to backspin to all fields; can collapse backside to maximize raw power in BP; game swing is not oriented to maximize raw power; gap-to-gap 2Bs power with ability to hit HRs as more strength is added; 10-15 HR potential.
Run 55 50 4.15-4.25 to 1B; long, graceful strides; above average instincts on base paths; reads pitchers extremely well; plus runner from 1st to 3rd base; speed may be hindered as strength is added.
4.15-4.25 to 1B; long, graceful strides; above average instincts on base paths; reads pitchers extremely well; plus runner from 1st to 3rd base; speed may be hindered as strength is added.
Field 55 55 Long strides allow for plus range; above-average reads and routes in CF; tracks ball well with above-average closing speed; strong fundamentals for the position; has versatility to play all 3 outfield positions.
Long strides allow for plus range; above-average reads and routes in CF; tracks ball well with above-average closing speed; strong fundamentals for the position; has versatility to play all 3 outfield positions.
Throw 60 60 Collects body behind ball well; plus footwork; plus raw arm strength; throws have carry and stay on line; release can get long; threat to baserunners from anywhere in OF.
Collects body behind ball well; plus footwork; plus raw arm strength; throws have carry and stay on line; release can get long; threat to baserunners from anywhere in OF.
Overall Summary
Advanced, polished college player; four average-or-better tool projection with defensive versatility; extremely instinctual player with quality baseball skills; Role 50 floor with Role 60 ceiling -- if hit tool actualizes, added strength will add to game power and bump his value to 60 in center field role.