College Draft Profile: Kris Bryant

 

Kris Bryant, 1B/3B, University of San Diego

Class: Junior; Height: 6-5; Weight: 215; B/T: R/R

Updated: 06/02/13

Easily the best bat in a weak college class, Bryant is the homerun leader in DI with 31. And through his first 58 games, the corner infielder is hitting an incredible .340/.500/.860 with an otherworldly .544 wOBA. He’s also added 13 doubles, three triples, and seven stolen bases. He’s also sporting a 62-to-40 walk to strikeout ratio as well. 

Projection: After hitting .365/.482/.599 and .366/.483/.671 during his first two seasons, Bryant is no one year wonder. And his plate discipline has increasingly gotten better during his three-year career as well. His bat, obviously, plays far better at third and he profiles as a middle of the order hitter, capable of slugging .290/.360/.540 with 30+ dingers. His father, Mike, spent two seasons (1980-81) in the Red Sox organization as an outfielder.

Ceiling: 5.0-win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate

Drafted: Top Five

 

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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.


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