Chase Vallot

Born: 08/21/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: C
Seconday Position: 1B
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#40 overall) 2014 MLB First-Yer Player Draft (KCR)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 2nd, 2016
Dates Seen: 5/28-29/2016
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lexington Legends
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Physical Description
Broad shoulders; strong, muscular lower half; thick midsection; body will need maintenance going forward.
Swing Mechanics
Squared setup; crouch stance; high hands with high back elbow; small leg kick timing.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 30 50 Role 50; Major league regular catcher High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 20 40 Above-average bat speed; strong wrists and hands; swing can get long through hitting zone; leveraged swing oriented for power; will use all fields; lacks pitch recognition skills; keen idea of strike zone. Advanced approach for age; will swing and miss in zone; feel for the barrel; can turn on velocity.
Above-average bat speed; strong wrists and hands; swing can get long through hitting zone; leveraged swing oriented for power; will use all fields; lacks pitch recognition skills; keen idea of strike zone. Advanced approach for age; will swing and miss in zone; feel for the barrel; can turn on velocity.
Raw Power 30 50 Plus raw power; swing is leveraged for power; strength in core and gets hips involved early; can backspin the ball to both gaps; can collapse backside to maximize power in game; gets extended on balls in outer half; will be a home run threat at highest level.
Plus raw power; swing is leveraged for power; strength in core and gets hips involved early; can backspin the ball to both gaps; can collapse backside to maximize power in game; gets extended on balls in outer half; will be a home run threat at highest level.
Run 30 30 Well-below average foot speed; gets out of the box slow due to long swing finish; below average 2nd gear; 4.50-4.58 HP-to-1B times.
Well-below average foot speed; gets out of the box slow due to long swing finish; below average 2nd gear; 4.50-4.58 HP-to-1B times.
Field 30 40 Soft hands and firm wrist when framing; low, crouched target; below-average lateral agility; will stab at backhand; presently struggles to consistently block balls in dirt; overall glove will improve with improved blocking and consistent lateral movement; will never be an asset behind the plate, but playable.
Soft hands and firm wrist when framing; low, crouched target; below-average lateral agility; will stab at backhand; presently struggles to consistently block balls in dirt; overall glove will improve with improved blocking and consistent lateral movement; will never be an asset behind the plate, but playable.
Throw 50 55 Plus arm strength; quick arm action - throws from ear; 2.00-2.08 pop times in game; choppy footwork and transfer; accuracy can be hindered by rushed footwork; could improve with improved footwork and transfer.
Plus arm strength; quick arm action - throws from ear; 2.00-2.08 pop times in game; choppy footwork and transfer; accuracy can be hindered by rushed footwork; could improve with improved footwork and transfer.
Overall Summary
Vallot has a thick body, especially through the midsection, and will be a high maintenance upkeep going forward, but he should never have a problem with durability. Presently, he struggles to consistently block balls in the dirt and struggles to move laterally when pitchers miss their spot, but with more reps behind the plate, he'll be able to improve on both aspects. At the plate, Vallot shows a good recognition of the strike zone but lacks ideal pitch recognition skills and will swing and miss with pitches in the strike zone. The true strength of his game comes from his plus raw power and the utility of it in game situations. Overall, Vallot will never be an asset behind the plate, but it is enough to be played there consistently, where his bat will be an asset in the middle of a lineup.