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Brandon Trinkwon

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Brandon Trinkwon
Name: Brandon Trinkwon
Born: Mar 30, 1992 in Tustin, CA
High School: Beckman HS, Irvine, Calif.
College: UC Santa Barbara
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (214th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013 (signed for $171,000)
After hitting .347/.460/.495 in 2012, Trinkwon made a name for himself last summer in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .301 with six home runs in 166 at-bats and made the league's all-star game. His power production might have been bad for his development, because he returned to campus determined to hit home runs, when his game isn't tailored for power. At 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, Trinkwon is undersized, and his power rates as a 35 on the 20-80 scouting scale. His hitting mechanics got out of whack, and he has struggled for much of this spring, hitting .285/.374/.396 with four homers through 53 games. Early in counts he has tried to pull everything, even over the outer half. With two strikes he widens his base and shortens his swing, with better results. When he's going right, Trinkwon lets the ball travel and drives it the other way into the left-center gap. He has good hand-eye coordination and could be an average hitter with improvements to his mechanics and approach. Trinkwon is a smooth defender at shortstop, with smooth actions and a knack for putting himself in the right position, helping his range and fringe-average speed play up. His arm is also probably a little short, and scouts universally project him as a second baseman in pro ball.
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