Drew Ellis Scouting Report & Game Video

Position: Third Base
Height/Weight: 6’3”, 210 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/R
Birthdate: December 1, 1995
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
School: University of Louisville
FV (20-80): 50 (Everyday Corner Infielder)
MLB ETA: 2020

Dates Observed: June 29 – July 3, 2018

Team/Organization: Visalia Rawhide (Arizona Diamondbacks)
League/Level: California League (High-A)
Scouting Notes: Timed 4.34 up the line from the RHH box and 4.74 on the turn at first base. Looked comparable to previous outings/looks, which you can read about in greater detail below. Still a safe bet, in my eyes, to believe Drew Ellis can develop into an everyday third baseman of the future, become at least big league average with power tool carrying him and defensive attributes good enough to stick. If cards fall a certain way, there’s probably an OK shot he moves across the diamond and winds up at first base … High expectations here through pedigree, draft round; would really love to see him and Pavin Smith absolutely tear up the Cal League at some point this summer, but it hasn’t quite happened yet for either of them like the Arizona Diamondbacks were probably hoping.
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Dates Observed: May 22-24, 2018

Team/Organization: Visalia Rawhide (Arizona Diamondbacks)
League/Level: California League (High-A)
Scouting Notes: Defensively turned things on a bit since I saw him last; already showed increasingly good hands and quick reactions at third base relative to his work there a year ago; first step footwork is a little slow, he’s still a big kid and somewhat lumbering/flat footed, but hands are quick and soft and he’s got a much better feel for the position there now than he did last summer. Made a couple very nice plays running in on the ball, too. Good arm strength across the diamond. Might eventually wind up a first baseman on account of a lack of athleticism there, but decent at third right now and should stick for at least the foreseeable future … Offensive approach still primarily runs through power bat; hasn’t yet really blown it out with over-the-fence pop in game situations, but when he does get the barrel on the ball, it can leave the yard very, very quickly. Physically strong; bat speed and natural leverage for power are increasingly there; may only be a matter of time until power production really starts to stick and he’ll produce like the organization has been hoping. Big question whether hit tool/swing-and-miss attributes will develop enough for him to retain an everyday role and provide enough value at the plate.

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Dates Observed: August 1-3, 2017

Team/Organization: Hillsboro Hops (Arizona Diamondbacks)
League/Level: Northwest League (Short-Season Class A)
Scouting Notes: Big, physical kid who struggled to make a first impression here; faded a good bit down the stretch with grueling demands of pro season after playing college ball at a major program; barrel control and bat speed both a touch behind what I’d expected, and he’s not getting off very many ‘A’ swings that are ideal for hard contact. Power still developing; big kid, real musculature there with some bat speed; not struggling for leverage, just hasn’t yet brought real power into game action. Will strike out quite a bit; free swinger; skeptical he’ll translate well from there to upper minors or big leagues because of it … OK defensive third baseman; not a great overall athlete, but not necessarily bad; makes plays he should make, a fringe-average guy who doesn’t have some of the range and skills necessary to be above-average at the position but could hold his own with development and reps over the next few seasons. Lumbering kid; looking like he’ll need to work hard to keep up body some as he matures with age.

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