Drew Mendoza

Born: 10/10/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230
Primary Position: 1B
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd. 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 18th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x — July 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Hagerstown Suns
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame that looks the part on a corner. Broad shoulders, built throughout, big league body.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 40 Platoon High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 45 Patient approach w/ good sense of the zone, not tempted by off-speed out of the zone at this level. Swing geared for pull power; hip leaks and causes hooked path; cheats to get to inside velo but can’t cover away from his body as a result. Likely a true 40 hit tool w/ enough walks to play on-base ability to 45.
Patient approach w/ good sense of the zone, not tempted by off-speed out of the zone at this level. Swing geared for pull power; hip leaks and causes hooked path; cheats to get to inside velo but can’t cover away from his body as a result. Likely a true 40 hit tool w/ enough walks to play on-base ability to 45.
Game Power 40 50 Power production will ultimately dictate ML role. Has the raw for avg game power outputs, though this profile doesn’t always get a full season of ABs.
Power production will ultimately dictate ML role. Has the raw for avg game power outputs, though this profile doesn’t always get a full season of ABs.
Raw Power 50 50 Has big league raw power right now, drives tall shots to pullside w/ authority in BP. Chance there’s a bit more in the tank, could be tired after long college season.
Has big league raw power right now, drives tall shots to pullside w/ authority in BP. Chance there’s a bit more in the tank, could be tired after long college season.
Run 40 40 4.3-4.4 H/1B times. Below-avg runner but won’t clog; better underway when long legs get going.
4.3-4.4 H/1B times. Below-avg runner but won’t clog; better underway when long legs get going.
Field 45 50 Former 3B w/ actions and lateral mobility to become a solid 1B defender. Likely too large to play anywhere else; hands occasionally hard adjusting to new position; will improve w/ more reps at new spot.
Former 3B w/ actions and lateral mobility to become a solid 1B defender. Likely too large to play anywhere else; hands occasionally hard adjusting to new position; will improve w/ more reps at new spot.
Throw 50 50 Strong arm w/ line and carry; less of a factor at 1B, but can start the DP and fire across the infield.
Strong arm w/ line and carry; less of a factor at 1B, but can start the DP and fire across the infield.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Plus Plus
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Tough profile to find ABs for as a 1B-only w/ good-not-great offensive tools. Fairly polished hitter who could move quickly through the system and comes w/ high floor. LH power and approach give bench bat/platoon upside, though he’ll really need to mash to finish better than that.