Drew Lugbauer

Born: 08/23/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Primary Position: C
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 11th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ATL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 9th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 21-24, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Rome Braves
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, narrow bulld; lean for the position, but athletic and mobile for size. Some projection remaining.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 10 30 4A Up/Down Type High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 30 Limited feel to hit without much projection. Long swing that trades contact for power; uphill/hooked path puts balls in the air and uses pull side; frequently chases soft stuff out of the zone w/poor recognition.
Limited feel to hit without much projection. Long swing that trades contact for power; uphill/hooked path puts balls in the air and uses pull side; frequently chases soft stuff out of the zone w/poor recognition.
Game Power 40 45 Feasts on mistake FBs, though he'll see less of them as he climbs the ladder. Hit tool holds back the degree to which the plus raw power comes into games.
Feasts on mistake FBs, though he'll see less of them as he climbs the ladder. Hit tool holds back the degree to which the plus raw power comes into games.
Raw Power 55 60 Above-average raw power on a frame that's going to get stronger; knows how to clear his hips and lift the ball; loud, towering fly ball power to pull side; puts on a show in BP. Future-plus raw power.
Above-average raw power on a frame that's going to get stronger; knows how to clear his hips and lift the ball; loud, towering fly ball power to pull side; puts on a show in BP. Future-plus raw power.
Run 45 45 Athletic; moves well for size; speed not a true part of his game but won't clog the bases and runs average once underway.
Athletic; moves well for size; speed not a true part of his game but won't clog the bases and runs average once underway.
Field 30 45 Recent convert to catching, ceiling hinges on ability to stay behind the plate. Hard handed receiver at present, though athleticism shows up in low, flexible targets. Has the physical tools to make adjustments but needs time to focus on defense.
Recent convert to catching, ceiling hinges on ability to stay behind the plate. Hard handed receiver at present, though athleticism shows up in low, flexible targets. Has the physical tools to make adjustments but needs time to focus on defense.
Throw 40 45 Average raw arm strength plays down at present as he learns proper footwork and release. Will be playable with more defensive reps.
Average raw arm strength plays down at present as he learns proper footwork and release. Will be playable with more defensive reps.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Below Average Below Average
Instincts Below Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
LH raw power at catcher could make him a AAAA player if the glove gets to playable behind the plate. Lacks enough hit tool for an everyday bat; doesn't project to be a true plus defender. If he stalls out, he's still an athletic high-org type w/ calling-card power.