Ryan Mountcastle

Born: 02/18/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: LF
Acquisition Period: 2015 MLB Draft, 1st Round (Orioles)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 11th, 2018
Dates Seen: April, July 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large, muscular, well-proportioned frame. Big-league body.
Swing Mechanics
Strong, athletic, medium base w/ moderate crouch at the knees; medium hand set; hands hitch back in a short circle through the weight transfer; aggressive leg kick trigger.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 55 Above-Average Regular High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Strong, aggressive cut w/ plus batspeed, good balance in base despite a high-torque swing; natural leverage and pull power in hand-path; gets over-aggressive at soft stuff early in counts, but is starting to show ability to hit w/ a plan. Might always be a streaky hitter, but has tools to hit .250-.260.
Strong, aggressive cut w/ plus batspeed, good balance in base despite a high-torque swing; natural leverage and pull power in hand-path; gets over-aggressive at soft stuff early in counts, but is starting to show ability to hit w/ a plan. Might always be a streaky hitter, but has tools to hit .250-.260.
Game Power 40 55 Hits mistakes hard w/ pull power that plays right now. Has the strength for 18-22 HR at peak.
Hits mistakes hard w/ pull power that plays right now. Has the strength for 18-22 HR at peak.
Raw Power 50 55 AVG ML raw power now that shows up more to pullside; easy loft and carry off the bat; future above-avg as he learns to lift the ball to the other field for power.
AVG ML raw power now that shows up more to pullside; easy loft and carry off the bat; future above-avg as he learns to lift the ball to the other field for power.
Run 45 40 Fringy runner HP-to-1B who will lose a step as body matures; good base runner; gets the most out of modest speed.
Fringy runner HP-to-1B who will lose a step as body matures; good base runner; gets the most out of modest speed.
Field 45 50 Improving defender at 3B who has a better chance to stay there; hands and feet look more polished after putting in work since last year. Fringy now but can work into an average defender.
Improving defender at 3B who has a better chance to stay there; hands and feet look more polished after putting in work since last year. Fringy now but can work into an average defender.
Throw 45 50 Arm was a weakness but has gotten it to playable. Learning to shorten throws with his legs and finish plays from lower armslots. Projects to be an average thrower w/ continued reps.
Arm was a weakness but has gotten it to playable. Learning to shorten throws with his legs and finish plays from lower armslots. Projects to be an average thrower w/ continued reps.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Offensive-minded infielder who is improving at third base and has added good strength. Turning the corner and figuring out high-minors pitching. Ceiling of above-avg regular at 3B.