Luke Wakamatsu

Born: 10/10/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: INF
Acquisition Period: 20th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 3rd, 2018
Dates Seen: 4/25-4/26/18
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lynchburg Hillcats
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, angular build; long limbs w/ high waist and tapered V-torso.
Swing Mechanics
Narrow, straight-on base w/ medium hand set; quiet load and front-side trigger.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 10 30 4A Up/Down Type High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Lacking bat speed, especially from LHH side; beaten by velocity w/ trouble staying inside good fastballs. Mature approach at the plate w/ a sense of the strike zone that allows some projection to the hit tool.
Lacking bat speed, especially from LHH side; beaten by velocity w/ trouble staying inside good fastballs. Mature approach at the plate w/ a sense of the strike zone that allows some projection to the hit tool.
Game Power 30 30 Singles hitter without much strength behind contact. Not a home run threat at ML level.
Singles hitter without much strength behind contact. Not a home run threat at ML level.
Raw Power 30 40 Below-average raw power, some remaining projection as he finishes filling out.
Below-average raw power, some remaining projection as he finishes filling out.
Run 55 50 Long strider who is above-average runner underway. Body type that could lose a step as he fills out.
Long strider who is above-average runner underway. Body type that could lose a step as he fills out.
Field 30 50 Currently playing a below-average shortstop, double-projecting to be an average defender at either 2B or 3B. Lacks first-step quickness for shortstop w/ hard hands; saw a tough series on defense for him where he was exposed at SS.
Currently playing a below-average shortstop, double-projecting to be an average defender at either 2B or 3B. Lacks first-step quickness for shortstop w/ hard hands; saw a tough series on defense for him where he was exposed at SS.
Throw 45 45 Playable arm that is a more ideal fit at 2B than on the left side of the infield. Iffy velocity and carry on throws w/ footwork that limited accuracy on challenge plays.
Playable arm that is a more ideal fit at 2B than on the left side of the infield. Iffy velocity and carry on throws w/ footwork that limited accuracy on challenge plays.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of high-organizational infielder who could get cup of coffee in emergency situation, filling utility infield role. If he could play a better SS, would improve chances of sticking regularly on a ML bench.