Chad Spanberger

Born: 11/01/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 240
Primary Position: 1B
Seconday Position: LF
Acquisition Period: 6th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL); Traded to TOR 7/26/2018
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 17th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- May 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame w/ look of a corner slugger. Broad throughout w/ barrel chest. Plus strength w/ limited athleticism or mobility.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 20 40 Platoon High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Pull-oriented stroke w/ limited ability to use the other field. Low-avg hitter who produces power at expense of contact and gets beaten by the shift. Struggling through first taste of AA and needs to adjust back. Hit tool projects up as he's shaded from tough lefty matchups.
Pull-oriented stroke w/ limited ability to use the other field. Low-avg hitter who produces power at expense of contact and gets beaten by the shift. Struggling through first taste of AA and needs to adjust back. Hit tool projects up as he's shaded from tough lefty matchups.
Game Power 40 50 Has the raw power for 15-20 HRs over a full season, but don't see enough hit tool to get in the lineup for enough ABs. Projects to bring pop in a pinch in matchup situations versus RHP.
Has the raw power for 15-20 HRs over a full season, but don't see enough hit tool to get in the lineup for enough ABs. Projects to bring pop in a pinch in matchup situations versus RHP.
Raw Power 60 60 Towering fly ball power; puts on shows in BP w/ easy carry to pullside and straight-away. Can go out to all parts of the park in BP but doesn't drive the ball oppo in games.
Towering fly ball power; puts on shows in BP w/ easy carry to pullside and straight-away. Can go out to all parts of the park in BP but doesn't drive the ball oppo in games.
Run 30 30 Well below-avg runner w/ thick lower-half. Not a part of his game, will have to keep body in check to avoid clogging the bases.
Well below-avg runner w/ thick lower-half. Not a part of his game, will have to keep body in check to avoid clogging the bases.
Field 40 45 Moving between 1B and OF corners right now, but is a safer bet to be 1B-only at higher levels. Will be 1B/LF type if he plays the outfield at all.
Moving between 1B and OF corners right now, but is a safer bet to be 1B-only at higher levels. Will be 1B/LF type if he plays the outfield at all.
Throw 40 40 Below-avg arm that limits him to LF if he's in the outfield. Won't come into the equation as much at 1B.
Below-avg arm that limits him to LF if he's in the outfield. Won't come into the equation as much at 1B.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Left-handed power potential can get him to the big leagues, but lacks the hit/on-base ability--especially against LHP--for everyday ABs on a corner. Ceiling of part-time, righty-mashing bench bat. Low-floor player who will wind up a 3A/4A depth type if power doesn't carry.