Kevin Newman’s Info
Kevin Newman’s Scouting Report
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.
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.
Newman has plus speed with the ability to steal 20 or more bases a season at the big league level.
Kevin Newman’s Stats
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
Alcides Escobar – Kansas City Royals Shortstop
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