Adam Haseley

Position: OF
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Reading Fightin Phils
League: Eastern League
Born: 04/12/1996 (Age: 27)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 1st Rd., (#8th overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI)

Prospect Spotlight

A two-way player at the University of Virginia, Haseley rode a huge junior season into the top ten picks in 2017. He shows the ingredients of a future solid-average hitter with above-average on-base ability, making frequent contact while demonstrating an advanced feel for the zone. He takes a lot of pitches and works counts, able to make consistent hard contact from a rhythmic, level swing-path.

Haseley reached Double-A last year and finished strong in the Eastern League, the first few weeks of 2019 back at the level haven’t been as kind. While it has been his first extended exposure to the brutal Northeast weather—which does legitimately impact a fair amount of players early in the season in the Eastern and Midwest Leagues—he also falls into pull-happy ruts and struggles to stay through well-executed pitches down and away. Haseley posts strong exit velocities but lacks swing lift, with most of his contact coming for line drives and grounders with fringy power projection unless there’s an adjustment.

Defensively, he’s an adequate fit in CF who likely finishes as the type of outfielder that moves interchangeably between all three spots. He isn’t a true burner, but 55-grade wheels and direct routes get the most out of his speed on the bases and in the outfield. Haseley will reach his best-case ceiling if he can ultimately hit for more power and/or find a way to become a more impactful CF defender. The upside is a solid-regular, with the approach, instincts, and well-rounded toolset to still be a role player if no one tool carries the profile.