K.J. Woods

Team: Miami Marlins
Position: First Base
Entered League: 2013 Amateur Draft | Round 4, Pick 6, 112th overall
Signing Bonus: $459,200

Personal Notes

  • Converted from Outfield to First Base (2015 season; more pressure on bat now) with lots of swing and miss
  • at 19, well below median South Atlantic League age; still time to refine approach to reduce K%; promotion outside of Greensboro will tell the tale more
  • above average batV and paV (using statcorner.com methodology) but outside top 20 in both

Article Title: Top 5 Power Hitters in the Sally in 2015
Author: John Calvagno
Publication: Notes from the Sally
Publication Date: January 7, 2016
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“open stance, above average bat speed, and sprays the ball across the yard”

“young and raw with big time tools…doesn’t always pick up spin and needs better two strike approach”

Article Title: 2016 Minor League Preview: Miami Marlins
Author: Mike (@deep_schmidt)
Publication: Razzball
Publication Date: November 18, 2015
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“worth mentioning in a thin farm…due to power production”

“first full season…smacked 18 home runs and didn’t tank his average”

Article Title: NL Prospects – Miami Marlins
Publication: Prospect 361
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
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“Ceiling: 2nd division”

“plus raw power born out of strength and leverage, which leads to a very long swing and tons of swing and miss”

“posted 30.3% strikeout rate…good knowledge of strike zone…walking 10% of the time”

“classic three outcomes player”

Article Title: Miami Marlins Top 10 Chat
Author: Vincent Lara-Cinisomo
Publication: Baseball America
Publication Date: October 28, 2015
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“real plus power…interesting to see him challenged in FSL [Florida State League]”

“scouts want to see plus power play outside of Greensboro before believing in it”

Article Title: Miami Marlins Top 20 2015 pre-season prospects in review
Author: John Sickels
Publication: minorleagueball
Publication Date: August 20, 2015
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“shown good power at age 19 in Low-A (.279/.370/.529, 18 homers) but with significant contact issues (114 whiffs in 384 PA)”

Article Title: Marlins’ top five prospect tools: Future power
Author: Sam Evans
Publication: Fish Stripes
Publication Date: November 8, 2013
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“going to need to make a lot of adjustments to his swing in order to be successful at higher levels”

“power ceiling rivals the top players taken in last year’s draft class”