• Full name Homer Bush Jr.
  • Born 10/13/2001 in Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Grand Canyon
  • Drafted in the 4th round (128th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2023 (signed for $511,600).
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    School: Grand Canyon Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.8
    BA Grade:50/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 50. Power: 30. Run: 60. Field: 55. Arm: 50.

    Bush Jr. is the son of seven-year big leaguer Homer Bush Sr. and brings both standout athleticism and big league bloodlines to the table. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound outfielder was a pick-to-click for many scouts in 2023 and he put together his best offensive season yet. Bush Jr. hit .370/.478/.500, and while he only homered twice, he added 19 doubles and cut his strikeout rate from 29.9% to 9.2%. Bush Jr. has a developing offensive approach with solid bat-to-ball skills, though he will need to add a significant amount of strength to his lean and wiry frame before he’s able to have anything more than 30-grade power. He’s a contact hitter who managed a 17% miss rate in 2023 and has extremely modest average and top-end exit velocities. He instead uses his plus running speed out of the box to pressure infield defenses and turn gapped singles into doubles. Bush improved his baserunning in 2023 as well, and went 25-for-31 (80.6%) in stolen base attempts. He should become an above-average defender in center field and has improved with his route-running and instincts. Bush has just average arm strength and will need to stick in center field to profile as an everyday player given his limited raw power.

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  • OF Homer Bush Jr. assigned to ACL Padres.
  • San Diego Padres signed OF Homer Bush Jr..
  • OF Homer Bush Jr. assigned to Grand Canyon Antelopes.

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