Lucas Erceg

Born: 05/01/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIL)
Entry Point: JUCO
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 20th, 2018
Dates Seen: June 13-16, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Biloxi Shuckers
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Good, solid build with some height. Decent athlete, light on feet despite limited footspeed.
Swing Mechanics
Slightly closed, shoulder-width extended set-up, knee bend, hands by ear. Shifts weight back early, toe tap, lowers hand to load, bat wrap, slight uppercut to produce flyballs/line drives creates length and barrel drag.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 40 45 Platoon High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 45 Loose hands aid barrel-feel, makes good contact. Pull heavy approach; average pitch recognition. Swing and miss from swing length and plate coverage to outer edge. Half grade improvement with approach maturation, looking oppo.
Loose hands aid barrel-feel, makes good contact. Pull heavy approach; average pitch recognition. Swing and miss from swing length and plate coverage to outer edge. Half grade improvement with approach maturation, looking oppo.
Game Power 40 45 Pitchers can exploit him away; good enough pitch recognition to find some FB counts to do damage.
Pitchers can exploit him away; good enough pitch recognition to find some FB counts to do damage.
Raw Power 50 50 Average bat speed and average strength; handsy swing doesn't engage legs to maximize power.
Average bat speed and average strength; handsy swing doesn't engage legs to maximize power.
Run 40 40 Not a clogger, not an asset either.
Not a clogger, not an asset either.
Field 55 55 Above-average hands and footwork. Makes plays, dives well to both sides and charges under contol.
Above-average hands and footwork. Makes plays, dives well to both sides and charges under contol.
Throw 60 60 70 arm strength; needs a tick to set feet and release, average accuracy plays to plus.
70 arm strength; needs a tick to set feet and release, average accuracy plays to plus.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Fringy offensive tools do not allow regular role; plays as platoon bat with lefties able to exploit plate coverage. Glove and arm bring additional value as 3B/1B defensive replacement.