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Jordan McCants

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Jordan McCants
Name: Jordan McCants
Born: May 21, 2002 in Pensacola,
High School: Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 165 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (88th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2021 (signed for $800,000)
The younger brother of TJ McCants—who ranked No. 359 on the 2020 BA 500 and currently plays at Mississippi—Jordan is credited as the more advanced of the siblings, with above-average hitting, running and defensive ability at shortstop. He’s turned in 70-grade run times in the 60-yard dash and is at least a plus runner who is regularly a nuisance for pitchers when he gets on base. That speed allows him to cover plenty of range at shortstop, and some scouts believe he has the glovework and intangibles to play the position at the big league level. He’ll make some flashy plays and all of the routine ones as well, but his current fringe-average arm strength could lead some teams to project him as a second baseman in the long run, while others think his actions and exchanges will always let his arm play up from its strength. McCants has solid hitting traits from the left side, with a slow heartbeat in the box and a solid understanding of the strike zone. He has contact ability and can put pressure on defenses with his legs, but this spring drove the ball a bit more than scouts have seen him do in the past, showing an ability to drive the ball into the left-center gap to the opposite side after adding some strength to his frame in the offseason. McCants won’t be intriguing for every team given his size and the fact that he’ll be 19 on draft day, but he has everyday upside potential at a premium position.
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