Scouting Report: Kris Bryant

by Kevin_Gallo | Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012

Players Name:  Kris Bryant

Position: 3B

Junior at USD

HT: 6’5

WT: 215lbs

Bats/ Throws: R /R

Body:  Bryant has a big strong mature fame.  He has Long limbs and a long torso with a very muscular frame.

Swing:  Bryant has a wide slightly open stance with high hands and up and down bat movement.  He has a very low stride to the plate, a good weight shift and short backward hand draw.  He has a quick bat with above average to plus bat speed. This along with his short direct to the ball swing and superior leverage give him plus power.  He also shows plus plate coverage and batting eye, which adds to being an above average to plus batter.

Base running:  Bryant is far from being a plus runner but he also doesn’t clog the bases either.  He could be said to have average speed but it would be on the lower range of average bordering on below average.

Defense:  I didn’t get a chance to see him play the field during the visit to see him play.   But that being said I have seen him to play the field last season and I then saw him play 3B and OF.  He shows a plus arm but this footwork can be a little sloppy at 3B at times and there is question if he has the speed to handle OF.  But he has very good hands and is a very hard worker.  I do think he should be given a chance to play 3B at the next level but his future maybe either in the OF or at 1B.

Summary:   Bryant maybe the top pure bat in this year’s draft class.  His power, ability to make connect and knowledge of the strike zone makes him a legit threat at the next level.  His other tools are at least average but his future will be determined by his bat.Bryant
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