Monday, February 23, 2015
Scouting the 2015 Draft: Demi Orimoloye
Demi Orimoloye has a premium athletic body on a premium sized frame. He is a high schooler from Canada who was born in Nigeria but came to Canada at age 10. He B-R, T-R and stands 6'4", 225 lbs, but looks lean and athletic. He can run with a 6.50 60 under his belt and he can throw up to 88 MPH from the OF. He has a slugger's uppercut swing and tends to be an extreme pull hitter. He had the 5'th highest exit velocity off the bat in the World Wood Bat games, but the hit tool may need some work. He has been comped to former Montreal Expo OF Ellis Valentine. BA has him ranked as the #39 draft prospect for 2015 while Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs has him at #36 calling him a "monster with a chance for 5 above average tools." The Giants have drafted Canadian HS players, but usually way down in the draft.