Jeff Gelalich to Cincinnati Reds: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Mike Rosenbaum@GoldenSombreroMLB Prospects Lead WriterJune 4, 2012

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Position: OF

Height/Weight: 6’1”/195 lbs

Bats/Throws: L/R

DOB: 3/16/1991

College: UCLA

Year: JR


Gelalich has always been the type of toolsy prospect that displays significant upside but lacks the all-around consistency. A left-handed hitter, he has a compact, low-to-the-ground setup and opts not to use a stride. As a result, he has some loft in his swing, which has been especially noticeable this spring with the spike in his power totals.

He’s always possessed respectable plate discipline, but this season he’s demonstrated an even more mature approach that improves the projection of both his power and hit tool.

In the outfield, Gelalich’s above-average speed is enough to handle either center or right field, although his arm is probably best suited for the latter. But given his power potential, he may ultimately be more valuable if he can handle center field.

If Galalich continues to develop at his current rate, look for him to reach the majors by the end of the 2014 season.