PHILS JHAILYN ORTIZ MAY BE THEIR POWER OF THE FUTURE — 2021!
Phillies: Jhailyn Ortiz, OF. MLB ETA: 2021
No one has any questions about Ortiz’s raw power; it’s close to top of the scale.
The big issue is whether he’ll make enough contact to get to that power consistently enough in games.
He did homer 19 times in Clearwater in 2019, no small feat, but his 149/36 K/BB ratio leaves something to be desired. Better pitch recognition will lead to better results and he could put up monster numbers in hitter-friendly Reading this year.