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.

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  1. This guy is very tantalizing on video. I will say, I can see after looking through many of the Team USA 18U box scores why Orimoloye is ranked lower than some of other prep bats. He and Josh Naylor made up what should have been a potent middle of the order for Team Canada, but neither hitter did much in 4 or 5 games against the US power arms. Just a mental note I made to myself going forward.