Chris Betts’ Info
School: Wilson High School (CA)
College Commitment: Tennessee
Chris Betts’ Scouting Report
Betts has a quiet, short and simple swing that generates plenty of bat speed. He has plus power and contact ability and knows the strike zone very well. He also knows how to use all fields and can hit to the left center gap. Betts looks like a future cleanup or 5-hole hitter.
Betts looks like a future first baseman or corner outfielder with an average glove. He has an above average arm and has been recorded with a 1.90 pop time. Betts could be a catcher in the majors but he looks more like a DH.
Betts won’t be stealing bases at any level, but he does seem like a smart baserunner.
Chris Betts’ Scouting Grades
Chris Betts’ Best Fit
Betts is best suited for an American League team, with his ability to hit and the chance to be a designated hitter. His best fit is the Royals at the 21st pick. Betts could come up through an exciting organization and have a chance to compete for a starting role come 2019 or 2020, with the potential exit of Salvador Perez after the 2017 season.
Chris Betts’ Draft Projection
Mid to Late First-Round Pick
Brian McCann – New York Yankees Catcher
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