Bubba Thompson

Born: 06/09/1998 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: OF
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#26 Overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 30th, 2019
Dates Seen: 5x—September 2019
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
MLB Team: http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTEX.png
http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBTEX.png
On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium, extra-athletic frame w/ long limbs and lean twitch throughout. Big league physicality that stands out.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 40 Bench Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Crude overall hit tool; dead pull/FB hitter that struggles to ID or barrel off-speed; bars out early w/ length to path, numerous holes in swing; has the batspeed and athleticism to improve some as he makes up baseball reps, but won’t ever be a hit/on-base threat at ML level.
Crude overall hit tool; dead pull/FB hitter that struggles to ID or barrel off-speed; bars out early w/ length to path, numerous holes in swing; has the batspeed and athleticism to improve some as he makes up baseball reps, but won’t ever be a hit/on-base threat at ML level.
Game Power 40 45 Ball jumps when squared; strong enough to get to game power on mistake FBs despite low-grade hit tool; don’t see contact frequency ever fully coming on enough for raw power to translate fully.
Ball jumps when squared; strong enough to get to game power on mistake FBs despite low-grade hit tool; don’t see contact frequency ever fully coming on enough for raw power to translate fully.
Raw Power 50 55 Towering pullside drives when swing is timed up and he drops the barrel; flashes of above-avg raw in the tank; inconsistent path and trouble staying short vary BP power at present.
Towering pullside drives when swing is timed up and he drops the barrel; flashes of above-avg raw in the tank; inconsistent path and trouble staying short vary BP power at present.
Run 60 60 Easy plus runner w/ effortless glide up the line; consistent SB threat when on base. Outstanding athleticism is visible in how he motors around the field.
Easy plus runner w/ effortless glide up the line; consistent SB threat when on base. Outstanding athleticism is visible in how he motors around the field.
Field 50 50 DNS in CF, but long+fluid defensive gait and plus speed should make him a capable center-diamond defender able to play both corners above-avg. Will have defensive versatility in the outfield at highest level.
DNS in CF, but long+fluid defensive gait and plus speed should make him a capable center-diamond defender able to play both corners above-avg. Will have defensive versatility in the outfield at highest level.
Throw 45 50 Towering pullside drives when swing is timed up and he drops the barrel; flashes of above-avg raw in the tank; inconsistent path and trouble staying shot vary BP power at present.
Towering pullside drives when swing is timed up and he drops the barrel; flashes of above-avg raw in the tank; inconsistent path and trouble staying shot vary BP power at present.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Below Average Below Average
Instincts Below Average Average
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Former football player making up baseball reps at pro level. Outstanding athlete w/ raw speed+power toolset that can get him to the big leagues, though lacks offensive aptitude for regular role. Realistic upside of toolsy bench/extra OF.