Travis Demeritte

Born: 09/30/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#30 overall), 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX); Acquired in trade for RHP Lucas Harrell and LHP Dario Alvarez July 27, 2016 (ATL)
Entry Point: High School
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position:
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 23rd, 2016
Dates Seen: 11/10, 11/12
Level: High A
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters (AFL)
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Physical Description
Lean, athletic frame, sneaky strength with room for physical projection.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 50 60 Role 55: Above-average second baseman; occasional All-Star Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 50 60 Aggressive, pull approach; explosive hands, plus bat speed; Swing got long on balls in the dirt, as he improves pitch recognition he'll start to lay off those balls and reduce swing-and-miss rate , which will get him into better counts where he can use his quick hands and athleticism to barrel balls.
Aggressive, pull approach; explosive hands, plus bat speed; Swing got long on balls in the dirt, as he improves pitch recognition he'll start to lay off those balls and reduce swing-and-miss rate , which will get him into better counts where he can use his quick hands and athleticism to barrel balls.
Power 45 55 Quick twitch; level plane; ball jumps off bat; gap-to-gap power w/ room to grow.
Quick twitch; level plane; ball jumps off bat; gap-to-gap power w/ room to grow.
Run 55 55 4.32 HP-to-1B; Some more speed in there; Runs well underway, some base-stealing ability.
4.32 HP-to-1B; Some more speed in there; Runs well underway, some base-stealing ability.
Glove 50 60 Fluid defender with plus hands and average feet; plus range to both sides; some flash; Makes plays look easy; with more reps he'll develop better timing and footwork.
Fluid defender with plus hands and average feet; plus range to both sides; some flash; Makes plays look easy; with more reps he'll develop better timing and footwork.
Arm 50 50 Enough arm strength to make all the plays at second base; can throw on the run; loose action.
Enough arm strength to make all the plays at second base; can throw on the run; loose action.
MiLB Stats
Overall Description
Plus offensive contributor with plus defense at second base. Athleticism, quick hands, and plus bat speed allow him to make hard contact with present gap-to-gap power. Displayed it on a ball crushed to left-center field for hone run; will see more of that as he physically develops. A bit of swing and miss due to swing getting long; as he learns to lay off balls he can mature into a .285 hitter w/ 20 home run potential by utilizing his aggressive approach in hitters' counts. Seemed very relaxed making all plays with added flash at second base. Got lazy on a few plays; as he gets older he'll develop better timing. Strong follow for 2017; a breakout year could lead to a major league cup of coffee late next summer.