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There's little question that Bess can hit, as the son of a six-year former minor league player has batted over .500 in both of his last two prep seasons. The lefthanded-hitting first baseman has a good feel for hitting with a balanced swing and uses all fields well, keeping the barrel in the zone longer, but with a line drive stroke that doesn't get many balls over the fence. He's a fringy average defender at first base, and an attempt to try him out behind the plate didn't take. Bess is a below-average runner and does not have an athletic frame. Scouts agree that Bess would be best served by honoring his commitment to Grand Canyon, where he can develop his natural hitting skills and improve his draft stock for 2019.