Drew Ward

Born: 11/25/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: 1B
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 2nd, 2018
Dates Seen: June 25-27, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Harrisburg Senators
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame, broad, thick build. ML corner body.
Swing Mechanics
Wide, open base, high handset; medium leg-kick trigger to close off.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 20 45 Platoon Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 45 Double-A pitching has exposed holes in approach and he will have to make the adjustment to reach ceiling. Really struggles against off-speed stuff and same-side pitching. Expect hit tool to improve w/ more pro reps and being shielded from LHPs at higher levels.
Double-A pitching has exposed holes in approach and he will have to make the adjustment to reach ceiling. Really struggles against off-speed stuff and same-side pitching. Expect hit tool to improve w/ more pro reps and being shielded from LHPs at higher levels.
Game Power 40 50 Has the raw power for 15-20 HRs over a full season; how much contact he makes will dictate game power.
Has the raw power for 15-20 HRs over a full season; how much contact he makes will dictate game power.
Raw Power 50 55 Average ML raw power w/ flashes of above-avg juice. Will grow into a bit more BP power, especially the other way, as he continues learning to lift the ball.
Average ML raw power w/ flashes of above-avg juice. Will grow into a bit more BP power, especially the other way, as he continues learning to lift the ball.
Run 30 30 Below-avg runner who will need to keep body in check to not be a clogger.
Below-avg runner who will need to keep body in check to not be a clogger.
Field 45 50 Former 3B who was too slow-footed to stay there; adjusting to 1B, but defensive instincts from the hot corner remain. Playable 1B now who will be solid there w/ more reps.
Former 3B who was too slow-footed to stay there; adjusting to 1B, but defensive instincts from the hot corner remain. Playable 1B now who will be solid there w/ more reps.
Throw 50 50 Solid-avg arm, especially for a 1B; negated slightly because he can't play anywhere else on the field.
Solid-avg arm, especially for a 1B; negated slightly because he can't play anywhere else on the field.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of a platoon starter against RHP at first base. Defensive limitations and necessary improvements in approach add risk to profile. Will fall short of ceiling if he doesn't show more w/ the bat, potential to be 4A/depth piece if he doesn't hit enough to carve out a role.