Nick Maton

Born: 02/18/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 165
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: INF
Acquisition Period: 7th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI)
Entry Point: 2 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 7th, 2019
Dates Seen: 4x -- May 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Clearwater Threshers
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Has added good weight to a wiry frame, good infield body w/ twitchy lean muscle throughout. V-torso, high waist.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Role Player High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 55 Feel for the barrel is best attribute, polished hit tool w/ sweet left-handed stroke. Balanced, fluid pass through the zone w/ consistent hard game contact. Quick hands can turn around velocity, takes what's given and uses both fields. Battles w/ 2-strikes, won't give at-bats away or strike out much. Chance to be .260-.270 type hitter.
Feel for the barrel is best attribute, polished hit tool w/ sweet left-handed stroke. Balanced, fluid pass through the zone w/ consistent hard game contact. Quick hands can turn around velocity, takes what's given and uses both fields. Battles w/ 2-strikes, won't give at-bats away or strike out much. Chance to be .260-.270 type hitter.
Game Power 30 40 Ball is coming off the bat w/ more authority this year, but still mostly a line drive/gap slasher type. Projects for a bit more game power as he finishes filling out and learns to lift the ball to pullside in games.
Ball is coming off the bat w/ more authority this year, but still mostly a line drive/gap slasher type. Projects for a bit more game power as he finishes filling out and learns to lift the ball to pullside in games.
Raw Power 45 45 Hard line drives to all fields w/ occasional ability to open up w/ authority to pullside in BP.
Hard line drives to all fields w/ occasional ability to open up w/ authority to pullside in BP.
Run 50 50 Avg-to-solid runner, gets the most out of speed from plus instincts. Times pitchers, can swipe some bases.
Avg-to-solid runner, gets the most out of speed from plus instincts. Times pitchers, can swipe some bases.
Field 45 50 More fundamental than flashy at SS, makes routine plays but has fringy physical tools for position. Projects as a fill-in SS w/ defensive versatility; solid glove at 2B or 3B.
More fundamental than flashy at SS, makes routine plays but has fringy physical tools for position. Projects as a fill-in SS w/ defensive versatility; solid glove at 2B or 3B.
Throw 45 50 Avg arm-strength plays down a tick at SS, challenged on deep throws and on the run. Less comfortable finishing plays in the shift when out of position. Has instincts+fundamentlas to play arm to avg w/ more reps around the infield.
Avg arm-strength plays down a tick at SS, challenged on deep throws and on the run. Less comfortable finishing plays in the shift when out of position. Has instincts+fundamentlas to play arm to avg w/ more reps around the infield.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Plus
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
High-instincts gamer w/ potential for above-avg hit tool that carries the profile. Lack of true SS defensive ability or home run power makes him a bit of a tweener. Projects as a lesser regular at 2B or quality role player for a contending club.