Jared Walker

Born: 02/04/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: 1B
Seconday Position: 3B
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 1st, 2018
Dates Seen: 5x--October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame, broad and muscular build. Prototype corner strength and power.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Platoon High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 45 Lift-focused swing that sells out for power at expense of bat-to-ball ability. Drops backside and puts balls in the air w/ authority but lacks barrel control; waves through soft stuff away and well-located pitches; visible platoon issues vs. same-side arms. Works counts, will reach base via the walks, power+patience profile that will come w/ strikeouts.
Lift-focused swing that sells out for power at expense of bat-to-ball ability. Drops backside and puts balls in the air w/ authority but lacks barrel control; waves through soft stuff away and well-located pitches; visible platoon issues vs. same-side arms. Works counts, will reach base via the walks, power+patience profile that will come w/ strikeouts.
Game Power 45 50 Ball jumps off the bat, big loft and hangtime. Low hitter for average w/ chance to mash 15-20 HRs over full season.
Ball jumps off the bat, big loft and hangtime. Low hitter for average w/ chance to mash 15-20 HRs over full season.
Raw Power 55 55 Above-avg raw power; strong dude w/ effort uppercut that's perfect for putting on a show in BP.
Above-avg raw power; strong dude w/ effort uppercut that's perfect for putting on a show in BP.
Run 40 40 Not part of his game, doesn't bring value on the bases.
Not part of his game, doesn't bring value on the bases.
Field 40 50 Split time between 3B and 1B, fits better at 1B long-term. Doesn't have the range or lateral agility for hot corner, but feet and actions were polished around the bag at 1B.
Split time between 3B and 1B, fits better at 1B long-term. Doesn't have the range or lateral agility for hot corner, but feet and actions were polished around the bag at 1B.
Throw 45 45 Didn't get great feel for his arm, won't come into the equation much if he's ultimately a 1B-only.
Didn't get great feel for his arm, won't come into the equation much if he's ultimately a 1B-only.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Physicality and power get him to the big leagues, but don't see hitting ability (especially vs. LHP) for everyday role on a corner. Strikes me as a platoon player, but has the offensive tools to make some noise in a limited role where his matchups are managed.