A scout's take

The Baltimore Sun

Offense -- "He is going to hit. He's got power and bat speed. He's got a great, big league body. Athletic, big and strong."

Defense -- "He has good hands and feet and a cannon arm. He still has to learn how to catch. Technically, he needs some work. But he's a [Rule 5] guy that went from A ball to catching in the big leagues. His defense will improve with more experience."

Overall -- "He is going to be very, very good, an All-Star eventually. He's not going to be a .300 hitter, but he'll hit .275 with 20-plus home runs. We're not talking about next year, but three or four years from now he'll be on the All-Star team."

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