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Follow the Prospects: Lucius Fox, MI/OF
« Topic Start: May 21, 2022, 11:48:00 AM »
Better late than never for a FTP thread for him:

MLB.com:
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Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 30 | Run: 70 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 40

Fox is on his fifth organization since the Bahamas native signed with the Giants as an 18-year-old in July 2015. He was traded to the Rays a year later in the Matt Moore trade, moved to the Royals at the 2020 Trade Deadline and was picked up by both the Orioles and Nationals in waiver deals in November 2021. Washington seems to be where he’s settled now, and as a member of the 40-man roster, he will get an opportunity to find a place in a Nationals infield that remains very much in flux.

A switch-hitter, Fox has thrived on spraying line drives around the field at his best, but he got away from that approach some last season with a 56.5 percent groundball rate and .242 average for Triple-A Omaha. He is capable of squaring balls up and making hard contact, but by putting the ball on the ground, he blunts his power. Fox’s best offensive assets remain his willingness to take a walk (13.1 percent in 2021) and his plus-plus speed that allows him to earn infield hits and be a 20-plus stolen-base threat.

An impressive defender at shortstop, Fox saw more time at second base in deference to Bobby Witt Jr. in Omaha and even played center field for the first time over the season’s final month. His athleticism will allow him to play up the middle, and that’s what so many teams have bet on in the last seven years. Without a significant offensive adjustment, Fox, who was called up by the Royals briefly but was never given his official MLB debut, remains a bench piece at best, albeit one that is ready now.

.345   .457   .586 at Rochester since being demoted with a HR and 3 SBs in 29 ABs

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Lucius Fox, MI/OF
« Reply #1: December 20, 2022, 04:12:34 PM »
Cleared waivers and assigned to Rochester.