Demi Orimoyole

Position: RF
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
League: Midwest League
Born: 01/06/1997 (Age: 27)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 4th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Yer Player Draft (MIL)

Prospect Spotlight

Orimoloye has a strong, athletic build with thick, muscular legs and a barrel chest. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 draft by the Brewers, Orimoloye shows athletic movements for his size, but is still a very raw player.

Orimoloye has a simplistic load with a small stride generating above-average power using his strength and a lengthy upward swing path. The length in his swing is contributing to a lofty 28.9% strikeout rate and causing some inconsistent contact, and he’ll need to develop his power beyond his present pull-side pop and learn to use all fields (all seven of his home runs are to left field), but overall, the ingredients are there to produce above-average power numbers in the major leagues. His is producing some pop for the Timber Rattlers this year, (13 doubles, four triples, and seven homers in 258 plate appearances), and is patient in getting his pitch to hit. However, part of his rawness comes in his inconsistent ability to drive his selected pitch.

Defensively, I saw him in right field, where his average arm plays up due to his accurate throws, and he already have five assists this year. Presently, Orimoloye’s defensive reads are below average but with that said, his above-average athleticism should help him improve his reads and reactions and become a more consistent defender with more experience.

He has a fringe-average home-to-first times with limited first-step quickness (4.35 seconds on average) but his speed plays average on the basepaths, and he is a threat to run (14-for-19 on stolen bases this year) thanks to good acceleration, which also plays well in the field.

Orimoloye’s carrying tool will be his power, however, and he will have to cut his strikeout rate and expand his power to all fields to advance. His raw tools translate to a high-risk ceiling of a Role 50, average everyday corner outfielder, but realistically I think he settles in at a Role 40, fourth-outfielder type, bringing his power off the bench.