- Full name Daniel Roch Cholowsky
- Born 04/05/2005 in Chandler, AZ
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Hamilton
School: Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. Source: HS
Age At Draft: 18.3
Tools:Hit: 50. Power: 45. Run: 55. Field: 60. Arm: 55.
Cholowsky is a standout, multi-sport athlete who also plays football and basketball, and comes from an athletic family. His father, Dan, played eight years in the minor leagues and is also a scout for the Reds. A three-star quarterback prospect, Cholowsky is talented enough to play both football and baseball in college but he has first-round potential on the baseball field. Listed at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Cholowsky has solid hand-eye coordination and makes plenty of contact, but at times can be overly aggressive with his swing decisions. For now he’s more of a contact hitter than a power hitter, though he has the sort of lean, athletic frame that should only add more strength in the future. He did hit 11 home runs in 31 games with Hamilton High in his senior season. Cholowsky shines on the defensive side. He’s one of the most fluid and impressive shortstops in the class, with silky smooth actions and exceptional footwork. He glides around the infield dirt and is capable of making all the routine plays, and makes the difficult ones look easy and natural. He’s particularly adept at ranging up the middle to his glove side and throwing on the run and from multiple angles—perhaps in part thanks to his quarterbacking background. Cholowsky has above-average hands, above-average arm strength and above-average instincts that should give him plus defensive upside at a premium position. He’s turned in plus run times and projects to be at least an above-average runner in the future. Cholowsky is committed to UCLA but fits as a top-two round talent.