Yu Chang

Born: 08/18/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: SS
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, June 4, 2013 (CLE)
Entry Point: IFA
Options Used: 1
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 25th, 2018
Dates Seen: 4x-- November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
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On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
Avg height and build with strength in shoulders and arms; no projection; fringe-average athlete.
Swing Mechanics
Wide, open stance. Leg-raise and stride creates fluid weight transfer, deep load, slight wrap, plus bat speed w slightly uphill stroke to elevate, plus extension.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 45 50 Everyday Player High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 50 Swing has length in the load, but fluid hands, bat speed, and barrel-feel result in hard contact. Stays closed, keeps hands in, barrels different pitch types. Hunts FB early count without expanding, will hit a hanger but looks for FB situations. Approach can be exploited w pitchability; bat path exposes to hard velo up. Shows feel for pitches he can drive, expect some adjustment.
Swing has length in the load, but fluid hands, bat speed, and barrel-feel result in hard contact. Stays closed, keeps hands in, barrels different pitch types. Hunts FB early count without expanding, will hit a hanger but looks for FB situations. Approach can be exploited w pitchability; bat path exposes to hard velo up. Shows feel for pitches he can drive, expect some adjustment.
Game Power 45 50 Shows present game power to alleys, finds barrel. With some improvement of approach, tightening of the swing, expect 18-20 HRs.
Shows present game power to alleys, finds barrel. With some improvement of approach, tightening of the swing, expect 18-20 HRs.
Raw Power 55 55 Bat speed and hand strength to impact baseball w bat path to elevate. Will show it to opposite field.
Bat speed and hand strength to impact baseball w bat path to elevate. Will show it to opposite field.
Run 45 45 Short, choppy steps; takes a tick to get moving. Not a defeciency, solid instincts on bases.
Short, choppy steps; takes a tick to get moving. Not a defeciency, solid instincts on bases.
Field 50 50 Solid 2B/3B defensive skills. Fringy lateral mobility fits best at 3B, not middle of diamond; good game clock; consistent sure-handed glove with instincts for position.
Solid 2B/3B defensive skills. Fringy lateral mobility fits best at 3B, not middle of diamond; good game clock; consistent sure-handed glove with instincts for position.
Throw 50 50 Enough for 3B w accuracy and pace around the position; makes solid throws on move; stretched from behind bag.
Enough for 3B w accuracy and pace around the position; makes solid throws on move; stretched from behind bag.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of everyday 3B with enough hit tool to get to his power in games. Projects as a .250-.260 type w/ 15-20 HR power. No less than a bat-first utility INF, even if the offense doesn't develop as projected.