Nick Banks

Born: 11/18/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: LF
Seconday Position: RF
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 27th, 2018
Dates Seen: 7x -- April, August 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Hagerstown Suns
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Has bulked up since college; thick, stocky built; athleticism has decreased w/ strength gains.
Swing Mechanics
Open base, deep crouch; low hands w/ lengthy uppercut; significant arm bar and inside hole.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 20 30 4A Up/Down Type Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Grooved swing w/ arm bar and inside hole; pull-only hitter in games; beaten by good velo, especially in on the hands. More swing/miss against same-side pitching, shows some give against left-handed spin.
Grooved swing w/ arm bar and inside hole; pull-only hitter in games; beaten by good velo, especially in on the hands. More swing/miss against same-side pitching, shows some give against left-handed spin.
Game Power 30 40 Holes in swing and issue w/ soft stuff will make it hard for power to play in games at ML level.
Holes in swing and issue w/ soft stuff will make it hard for power to play in games at ML level.
Raw Power 50 50 Big-league raw power to pull side; knows how to clear his hips early and open up on a ball for tall drives to RF.
Big-league raw power to pull side; knows how to clear his hips early and open up on a ball for tall drives to RF.
Run 40 40 Below-average runner who won't clog on the bases and has instincts.
Below-average runner who won't clog on the bases and has instincts.
Field 45 45 LF-only defensive profile; below-average outfield range, though he's fine in LF and has instincts and direct routes.
LF-only defensive profile; below-average outfield range, though he's fine in LF and has instincts and direct routes.
Throw 40 40 Poor arm w/ limited strength and carry. Only fits in LF.
Poor arm w/ limited strength and carry. Only fits in LF.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Approach Below Average Below Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Lacks carry tool for full-time big league profile. LH pop and raw power could get him to the big leauges, though fits better as a 4A/depth player than true ML bench piece.