MESA, Arizona —— Here is part one of our two-part GIF post on Toronto Blue Jays first base/designated hitter prospect Ryan McBroom, with all swings taken from his time in the Arizona Fall League in October of 2016 for the Mesa Solar Sox. McBroom, an alum of West Virginia University, spent 2016 playing for the Dunedin Blue Jays in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League before he was sent off to the fall league to show off his wares against some of the best pitching prospects in all of professional baseball. So, below, enjoy a wide series of McBroom GIFs, taken from the video posts we’ve published on McBroom’s AFL slate. (You can watch those videos here, and here.)
Ryan McBroom GIFs, Arizona Fall League, 2016:
There is quite a bit to like about McBroom’s game, and his power and the potential for some big-time exit velocities ought to be unquestioned. A big leg kick, a high back elbow, good left through his swing that can elevate the ball into the gaps and over the fence, he’s got some nice physical attributes that make him an intriguing first base option moving forward. It’ll be interesting to see where he fits into the Blue Jays’ long-term plans, though, as he still has quite a bit of work to do at the plate until he is where he needs to be as a consistent power-hitting first baseman in the high minor leagues and beyond.