Will Craig

Born: 11/16/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 212
Primary Position: 1B
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#22 overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 12th, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x-- October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Big and broad; thick frame with no projection that will require maintenance; limited athletically.
Swing Mechanics
Slightly open set-up, feet shoulder-width extended, hands off shoulder. Leg-raise w long stride, bat wrap, line drive-extended bat path, plus extension. Average bat speed and swing length expose him to plus velocity.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 45 Platoon Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 45 In platoon, will have less exposure to spin; average bat speed with some length, swing is vulnerable to hard velocity up in the zone; has enough power and barrel-feel to do damage when pitchers miss. Versus, LH, has solid ability to lay off spin; needs work barreling it when thrown for strike. Will hunt fastballs.
In platoon, will have less exposure to spin; average bat speed with some length, swing is vulnerable to hard velocity up in the zone; has enough power and barrel-feel to do damage when pitchers miss. Versus, LH, has solid ability to lay off spin; needs work barreling it when thrown for strike. Will hunt fastballs.
Game Power 40 45 Projects for 12-15 HRs from short-side of the platoon where he is able to better pick-up spin. Strong enough to run into some HRs even if he doesn’t fully unlock raw power.
Projects for 12-15 HRs from short-side of the platoon where he is able to better pick-up spin. Strong enough to run into some HRs even if he doesn’t fully unlock raw power.
Raw Power 60 60 Gets to plus raw power with brute strength more so than bat speed. Has fence-clearing pop to CF.
Gets to plus raw power with brute strength more so than bat speed. Has fence-clearing pop to CF.
Run 30 30 Lacks footspeed; liability on the bases.
Lacks footspeed; liability on the bases.
Field 45 40 1B-only and actions will be challenged there. Lacks lateral mobility and only contributes average hands. Projects to lose another step with age.
1B-only and actions will be challenged there. Lacks lateral mobility and only contributes average hands. Projects to lose another step with age.
Throw 60 60 Has 70 arm stength; loses accuracy when reaching for all of it.
Has 70 arm stength; loses accuracy when reaching for all of it.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Bat-only profile suitable for platoon at 1B. Will get to enough power vs. LHP for platoon role, don’t see enough hit tool for everyday ABs on a corner. Extreme risk given negative defensive/baserunning value and subsequent pressure on the bat.