Josh VanMeter

Born: 03/10/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position: 3B
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd, 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 10th, 2016
Dates Seen: 6/1, 6/2, 6/3
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lake Elsinore Storm
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Physical Description
Broad shoulders with some present muscle structure. Not maxed out, will get stronger, but not an overly projectable frame.
Swing Mechanics
Square, medium to low hand position, wide base with minimal stride.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 40 50 Role 5: average major league second baseman Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 50 Level stroke with feel for the barrel; generates backspin, carry; big take-back, smooth easy actions. Stays back well and covers the outer half well. Patient approach, feel for the strike zone. Will let the ball travel and drive to opposite field.
Level stroke with feel for the barrel; generates backspin, carry; big take-back, smooth easy actions. Stays back well and covers the outer half well. Patient approach, feel for the strike zone. Will let the ball travel and drive to opposite field.
Raw Power 40 50 Carry on line drives, has power to the middle of the field. See the power playing more as gap-to-gap/doubles.
Carry on line drives, has power to the middle of the field. See the power playing more as gap-to-gap/doubles.
Run 50 45 4.44, 4.19 HP-to-1B; runs better than the body lets on, athletic gait; quick to full speed; has good instincts on the bases, but don't see him as a base stealer; believe he will slow down as he gets thicker.
4.44, 4.19 HP-to-1B; runs better than the body lets on, athletic gait; quick to full speed; has good instincts on the bases, but don't see him as a base stealer; believe he will slow down as he gets thicker.
Field 45 50 Good first step, has some quickness at third base; athleticism shows when he is extended on plays, but tends to get tight, cumbersome when he has more time. Signed as a middle infielder, first full season at third base; see some improvement coming with more reps.
Good first step, has some quickness at third base; athleticism shows when he is extended on plays, but tends to get tight, cumbersome when he has more time. Signed as a middle infielder, first full season at third base; see some improvement coming with more reps.
Throw 55 55 Short arm action, quick release on the move; finish through the target; online, above-average accuracy.
Short arm action, quick release on the move; finish through the target; online, above-average accuracy.
Overall Summary
Offensive left-handed hitter with some present gap power that lacks a true position and projects best in a super-utility role. Plays hard with awareness; ballplayer. Smooth, easy load with a level stroke; keeps the barrel in the zone and has a patient, middle of the field approach. Has some room to get stronger with present frame, but close to max physical projection. Drives the ball to the big part of the ballpark and starting to have some extra-base production at lower levels - see that continuing. Has shown power production vs. left-handed pitching early in pro career. Corner utility-type defender with some second base ability; chance to be fringe average at multiple positions, but no true position. Has some arm strength and is a good athlete, see him moving around the diamond at the major league level. Runs well, but not a burner, best underway; can swipe a bag here and there, but not a base stealer.