2022 MLB Draft Prospect – Elijah Green – OF – IMG Academy
Player: Elijah Green Scout Date: 2/25-2/27/2021
Organization: IMG Academy Position(s): OF
Height: 6’3” Weight: 215 lbs. Bats: Right Throws: Right
Hit: Mild leg kick in stride, bat lives in a 45-degree plane covering the whole zone. Shows quality zone awareness. Solid balance through swing. Swung and missed on quality curve early in AB, same pitch later in AB turned on for double.
Power: Ball jumps. XBH machine. Doesn’t get cheated on hacks. HR in big league ballpark. Mature body but still room to add strength. True plus power potential.
Run: 7.60 home to second on dribbler to center turned hustle double. Steals bases with ease. Concern the speed will slow to average in time based on frame, but a weapon today.
Arm: Scouts have had him up to 93 in the OF in showcases, take a few MPH off to account for game action and still above-average to plus. Wasn’t tested in weekend I watched.
Glove: Bad route led to dropped fly ball that should have been caught. Athleticism currently makes up for raw routes. May be lone concern currently but likely to improve.
Summary: There is a reason Green is listed as the top prospect for 2022. He opened the tournament at Globe Life with a rough game but bounced back in games two and three with dominant performances. Most athletic player on field anytime he steps onto it, plus raw power, advanced approach at the plate with an efficient swing. Would not surprise me to see true five-tool player grades on him, some concern about future speed and the D has room to improve. Real shot to go 1-1!