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Josh Kasevich

#4 | SS | Blue JaysTOR
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Josh Kasevich
Name: Joshua Mark Kasevich
Born: Jan 17, 2001 in Palo Alto, CA United States
High School: Palo Alto HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (60th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2022 (signed for $997,500)
Oregon has produced a handful of highly-drafted infielders in recent years, including Nick Madrigal, Cadyn Grenier and Beau Philip. Kasevich is the latest in that line and likewise has a chance to be a top-two round pick after continuing to show steady defensive ability at shortstop and solid production at the plate. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound hitter, Kasevich slashed .310/.383/.445 through his first 61 games this spring, while showing good zone control—24 walks to 16 strikeouts—and hitting seven home runs and 10 doubles. He has a flat bat path and doesn’t elevate the ball consistently, with almost half of his batted balls put on the ground. Scouts have liked his hard-hit ability in the past, so perhaps with a slight swing change he could tap into more in-game power, though contact and on-base ability are more in his wheelhouse than slugging. He’s a steady and reliable defender at shortstop who should have a chance to stick at the position at the next level. He isn’t a great runner and doesn’t have the sort of quick-twitch lower half that scouts want to see in big league shortstops, but he rarely makes mistakes with the glove and has a career fielding percentage of .974 with just 14 total errors in 130 games played.
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