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Kevin Newman Scouting Report

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Kevin Newman’s Info
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Age/Birthday: 21
School/Year: Arizona/Junior
Position: SS/2B

Kevin Newman’s Scouting Report

Hitting

Newman has a simple swing with quick hands and a great approach. He is patient and will walk more than he strikeouts. Newman strength is his ability to hit for average, and he rarely swings and misses. He won’t hit many home runs and lacks the power to ever be a power threat. Overall Newman looks like a future 2-hole hitter.

Fielding

Newman has a great glove with an above average arm. His arm has come into question before and most people think he will end up at second base in the long term. Newman has the ability to play short at the big league level, but may lack the range to play there long term.

Baserunning

Newman has plus speed with the ability to steal 20 or more bases a season at the big league level.

Scouting Grades

Contact: 4/5
Power: 2/5
Run: 4/5
Arm: 4/5
Field: 4/5
Overall: 18/25
Potential: A-

Kevin Newman’s Stats

YearTeamAgeGABAVGRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOOBPSLG
2013Arizona1955217.3364073630421122013.398.392
2014Arizona2055230.30439701040341371720.362.383
2015Arizona2155227.37053841912362232015.426.489

Kevin Newman’s Best Fit

Newman’s best fit is the Oakland Athletics, who love these type of players. Marcus Semien currently has short locked down but Oakland could use Newman for trade bait. Newman could also compete for the starting job at second come 2017 or 2018.

Kevin Newman’s Draft Projection

Late First Round

Comparison

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