MLB Draft Countdown: #37, Jordan Walker, Decatur HS (GA), 3B
Player: Jordan Walker
Draft Day Age: 18
School: Decatur HS (GA)
Weight: 220 lbs.
Hit: Weight drifts out front at times. When staying centered, the hips fire creating real power. Plus power potential with a shot to reach average contact. The weight shift and inconsistent leg kick leave concern the contact rate will be an issue moving forward, but the pop more than makes up for it.
Field: Limited speed/range makes a transition to the outfield unlikely, so the glove needs to improve to stick at third. Some are confident he stays there, others not so much, I remain undecided and want to see how he handles the hot corner in pro ball. The arm is more than enough to stay there and would be wasted some if he is limited to 1B only.
Summary: The body is a front office dream, as he is long and sturdy but plenty of room to fill out without losing much in terms of athleticism. That said, he is limited athletically already, so there are some concerns about whether he sticks at third, which could prevent him from being a day one selection. The carrying tool is the power that can be a true plus tool and makeup for the other shortcomings in his game. Overall, a team that is sold on him as a third baseman long term could pull the trigger on him in round one, but if he gets to round two he will be a steal for a team.