Bernie on the Scene: A Return to Prospect Evaluations by Request

Bernie on the Scene: A Return to Prospect Evaluations by Request

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

Today I will return to providing scouting profiles requested by readers.

If you wish to have a player profiled, please leave me a message in the comment section below. I will always try to respond, even if I have profiled the player before. Things change, and I get new readers all the time, so I'm happy to repeat players. However, players I haven't profiled before will be given priority.

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Robert Hassell, CF, San Diego Padres
6-2, 195
Bats: Left
Age: 20

Robert Hassell was a first-round selection of the San Diego Padres in the 2020 draft. He was the No. 8 player taken overall. 

Out of Independence High School in Thompson's Station, Tennessee, Hassell signed for $4.3M instead of going to Vanderbilt. Hassell spent 2021 playing at Class-A Lake Elsinore and Class-A Advanced Fort Wayne. He hit a combined .302/.393/.470/.863 with 11 homers and 76 RBI in 516 plate appearances.

Hassell is a pure left-handed hitter with good eye-hand coordination and good hitting mechanics. He is strong and capable of hitting the gaps and knocking the ball out of the park. A better than average runner, Hassell fits today's profile of the consummate center fielder — but one with a bit of pop in his bat.

Above average in every category, Hassell has long limbs and an ability to get the most from his frame. He is still growing, and at only 20, he has a chance to develop even more power and strength. Scouting Grade: 55

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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