Thursday, June 14, 2018

Meet a Prospect: Brandon Lockridge



Can one team have too many good outfielders? The New York Yankees are on a mission to find out just that and they took another step towards potentially proving or disproving that theory in the 5th round of the 2018 MLB First Year Players Draft when the team took yet another outfielder with the 157th overall pick. This time the Yankees selected outfielder Brandon Lockridge out of Troy University, let’s meet him. This is Meet a Prospect: The Brandon Lockridge Edition.

Lockridge is a speed-demon that possesses a potential 80-grade speed from scouts as he begins his professional career. As a quick reminder, scouts grade on a scale from 20-80, which 80 being the very best that you can do. Here is what Baseball America had to say about Brandon before the Draft:

“THE RIGHTHANDED HITTER HAS GOOD HITTABILITY AND THIS SPRING HAS DOUBLED HIS WALK RATE, GIVING HIM THE ON-BASE SKILLS TO PROFILE AS A TOP-OF-THE-ORDER HITTER. HIS POWER HAS MOSTLY PLAYED AS DOUBLES POP SO FAR, BUT HE’S LISTED AT 6-FOOT-1, 185 POUNDS AND MANY SCOUTS BELIEVE HE WILL START TO TURN HIS RAW POWER INTO MORE HOME RUNS IN TIME.”

Lockridge is a right-handed throwing and batting outfielder that stands 6’1” and weighs in at 185 lbs. out of the University of Troy. Lockridge was a junior at the University and came with some uncertainty of whether he would sign with a professional team, but Brandon quickly put those fears to bed and has already signed with the Yankees to jumpstart his professional career. Welcome to the team Brandon, and also welcome to the Yankees family.

You can follow Brandon on Twitter by following @Brandon_Lock2 and while you are there you can also give us a follow as well, @GreedyStripes. Enjoy your day!

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