Shervyen Newton

Born: 04/24/1999 (Age: 20)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: 3B
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 2, 2015 (NYM)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 25th, 2018
Dates Seen: 5x -- July, August 2018
Level: Rk
Affiliate: Kingsport Mets
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall and lean, wiry; projection in both upper and lower halves to add strength while maintaining above-average athleticism.
Swing Mechanics
LH: Open set-up, feet shoulder-width extended, hands by ear, bat perpendicular to shoulder. Moderate leg raise and stride, medium load, bat wrap adds length, linear bat path, average extension; swing is fluid. RH: Barely open set-up, feet shoulder-width extended, hands by chest. Short stride, deeper and higher load than LH, bat wrap, hip drift, line drive extended bat path for more loft, above-average extension.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 50 Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 50 Gets bathead to ball with handsy line drive stroke; swing is smooth but has length that will expose him without adjustments. Added strength will allow him to shorten up but still make hard contact. Able to lay off spin early count to find FB counts. Still raw; gets anxious, projects to adjust w reps and maturity.
Gets bathead to ball with handsy line drive stroke; swing is smooth but has length that will expose him without adjustments. Added strength will allow him to shorten up but still make hard contact. Able to lay off spin early count to find FB counts. Still raw; gets anxious, projects to adjust w reps and maturity.
Game Power 30 50 Line drive bat path from LH side will yield gappers; more game power from RH side. Projects for HRs in teens with maturity, but LH swing is not built for above average HR totals. Barrel-feel is above-average; can already jump a fastball.
Line drive bat path from LH side will yield gappers; more game power from RH side. Projects for HRs in teens with maturity, but LH swing is not built for above average HR totals. Barrel-feel is above-average; can already jump a fastball.
Raw Power 45 55 Current 45 raw from LH, 50 from RH. Projection in body for more. Above-average batspeed; mostly pullside, swings through the ball for deep line drives more than towering shots.
Current 45 raw from LH, 50 from RH. Projection in body for more. Above-average batspeed; mostly pullside, swings through the ball for deep line drives more than towering shots.
Run 55 50 Long legs take a tick to get going out of box. Long strides underway. With more weight will lose a step.
Long legs take a tick to get going out of box. Long strides underway. With more weight will lose a step.
Field 55 50 Instinctual defender with excellent first step read; gets to hole and up the middle despite average footwork. Rangy; soft and sure hands fit at SS. With physical growth, will lose range and some 1st step quickness, settles at average.
Instinctual defender with excellent first step read; gets to hole and up the middle despite average footwork. Rangy; soft and sure hands fit at SS. With physical growth, will lose range and some 1st step quickness, settles at average.
Throw 55 55 Showed ability to make accurate throws from leftside of infield on a line with carry.
Showed ability to make accurate throws from leftside of infield on a line with carry.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Switch-hitter with projection who can stick at SS long-term, providing average offensive production. Player's swing has length that must be addressed, but he is an above-average athlete with barrel-feel for hard contact that will get him to average offensively. Swing mechanics present risk, player has instincts and athleticism to adjust.