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Ryan Holgate

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Ryan Holgate
Name: Ryan Nathan Holgate
Born: Jun 8, 2000 in Davis, CA
College: Arizona
High School: Davis (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 193 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (70th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2021 (signed for $875,000)
Holgate impressed scouts with a solid bat and plus raw power out of high school, but made it to the Arizona campus after the Twins took him in the 32nd round. A 6-foot-2, 193-pound outfielder, Holgate’s game is centered around his power, which is at least plus and could be a tick better. With Holgate it’s all about the bat, and he finished his third college regular season with a hitting line of .344/.419/.549 and eight home runs. He shows plus power to all fields and the ability to handle offspeed pitches. While his strikeout rate of just under 20% is concerning, he could improve his contact rate by shortening his stroke and staying in his lower half better. Holgate will need to hit because he’s a below-average defender likely limited to left field. He lacks confidence in the field with below-average hands, but has the makeup and work ethic to continue to improve. His fringe-average arm gets good carry, but likely won’t be enough for regular work in right field. A below-average runner, Holgate is athletic enough to run well underway. Teams that are in on him note that Holgate looks like he belongs on the field and he’ll be able to make up for his shortcomings. He could go as high as the second round but fits more comfortably in the third or fourth round.
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