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Follow the Prospects: Drew Mendoza, 3B
« Topic Start: August 01, 2019, 08:29:28 AM »
Full Name: Andrew Keeler Mendoza
Age: 21 (October 10, 1997)
Birthplace: Ocoee, FL
Bats/Throws: L/R Ht: 6' 5" Wt: 230
Draft: Round 3 (2019, WSH)
School: Florida State

Currently at Hagerstown (low-A)

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=666141#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL

.313./ .404 / .414 in 99 ABs so far.  Now our #7 prospect after the 7/31 trades.

https://www.federalbaseball.com/2019/6/4/18652344/mlb-draft-2019-washington-nationals-select-drew-mendoza-with-94th-overall-pick-3rd-round

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With their second pick of the draft, No. 94 overall in the 3rd Round, the Nationals selected Florida State third baseman, Drew Mendoza, a 6’5’’, 230 lb. left-handed hitting infielder who might end up over at first base according to the commentary on the pick.

“It is power and more power, it’s definitely there,” MLB’s Jonathan Mayo said on MLB.com’s coverage of today’s selections.

“Left-handed, he’s got home run pop that’s going to work at the next level. He draws walks, which helps, but there’s a lot of swing and miss. He kind of had an up and down year this year, this is a guy that was a solid high school prospect, but he had a strong commitment to Florida State.”

Mendoza put up a .320/.482/.631 line for the Seminoles, with 12 doubles, 16 home runs, 65 walks, and 67 Ks in 60 games this season.

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"Mendoza has above-average raw power, but it’s strength over bat speed and scouts question how much he’ll be able to reach his power against professional pitching. He has a solid eye at the plate and doesn’t chase out of the zone often, but he swings and misses enough at pitches in the zone for scouts to question his overall hitting ability."


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Drew Mendoza, 3B
« Reply #1: August 01, 2019, 08:30:11 AM »
4-5 with a walk-off single last night.  Projects more as a 1B but is playing 3B at Hagerstown.  Likely gets bumped to Potomac at some point this year.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Drew Mendoza, 3B
« Reply #2: August 01, 2019, 10:06:54 AM »
4-5 with a walk-off single last night.  Projects more as a 1B but is playing 3B at Hagerstown.  Likely gets bumped to Potomac at some point this year.

he had actually been playing 1b. the 3b got promoted to Potomac that's why he moved over.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Drew Mendoza, 3B
« Reply #3: August 01, 2019, 10:41:36 AM »
he had actually been playing 1b. the 3b got promoted to Potomac that's why he moved over.

thanks for that.  6'5" seems better suited to 1B than 3B.