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CLASS OF 2018

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1B

Ryan
Holgate

Arizona
Davis (HS) • CA
6-2 • 210LBS • L/R

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Pitching
87
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
70 - 71
CB
Position
4.68
H-1st

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3/06/21

Last seen in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2019 when he displayed the most raw pop that I had come across to that point in the summer, Holgate looks to now have greatly improved his plan at the plate. As a result, he has also improved his bat-to-ball skills. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, he is built similar to former MLer Tino Martinez. Holgate, a lefty swinger, creates good separation with his hands and stride, but it is not a pure swing. His balance was off in Frisco and he attacked with his hands and upper half, while oftentimes leaving his hips behind. Nevertheless, with better than average bat speed he stroked his way to a 7-for-20 with seven RBI performance at the Classic, mostly as the DH. He did take I/O everyday and played right field on Sunday. His arm has also improved since my look in 2019, now average to slightly above at times and it’s definitely enough for right field. Holgate is athletic, but his range and first step are limited. However, his hit tool and the ability to do damage in the batter’s box are what make him a 3rd-4th round candidate at this point in the season.

3/27/18 at Boras Classic - Arizona signee, one of Northern California's most heavily scouted pro prospects ahead of the 2018 MLB Draft. Left-handed power is his standout tool and it plays from left-centerfield to the right field line. Does a good job of getting behind the ball and staying behind the ball. Slight upper swing angle provides some loft and carry to his fly balls. Can compete vs quality stuff and frankly looked more comfortable vs better stuff. Not a runner but not a clogger either (4.68 down the line on 4-3 out). Corner outfielder with an above average arm, up to 87 mph on the mound and has logged important innings for his team. Pitching likely not in his future but 3/4 slot, 84-87 mph, curveball at 70 mph, lots of effort in the delivery as he's built like a hitter and not a pitcher. Has performed and handled the scouting all spring.

2/24/18 - Arizona signee, the 6-foot-2 210-pound Holgate has an athletic and durable frame that stands out relative to high school players. He's one of California's top players in the 2018 class and is firmly on the radar of MLB scouts this spring. He's a selectively aggressive hitter with fast hands that he trusts. He lets the ball travel and stays behind the ball at contact. Holgate has a calm and aggressive presence in the box, appearing to really trust and know what he wants to hit. He stayed disciplined in his approach and his zone. His power plays to all fields but even more impressively to the middle of the field. He is a power threat but doesn't necessarily focus on getting to his power. In the outfield he showed off a strong arm that can keep him in right field. He also pitched this day, touching up to 86 mph.

7/10/19:�Holgate has displayed the most raw pop that I have come across at this point of the summer in the Great Plains Division of the Northwoods League. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, the lefty� generates plus bat speed with natural lift in his swing. Holgate creates significant length in his swing and showed several home runs to the pull side that were still climbing as they left the park in BP. The arm and range in the outfield are limited, which will keep him on the corners, but the hit tool and ability to do damage will allow for him to climb the ranks when his time comes. He chose to attend the University of Arizona out of high school, rather than pursuing his pro career when the Minnesota Twins drafted him in the 32nd�round. He currently has 22 extra base hits through his first 33 games, including 14 doubles and eight home runs. (DeGagne)

7/16/18: 6-foot-2, 210 pound, strong, athletic build with minimal projection remaining. Similar build to Tino Martinez. Offensively, he’s an impressive left-handed power bat. Swing has good loft and gets to the ball quickly with fast hands. Stays behind the ball well and can drive it to all fields. Showed off his power in BP, crushed numerous home runs to left center field on a windy day. Power transferred to the game as well, drove a couple balls to the wall. Defensively, Holgates projects as a corner outfielder due to his limited range. Has an above average arm that can play in right. Can play first base as well and could move there in the future. Average runner who runs the basepaths well and plays hard. Overall, Holgate has a very calm and good approach to the plate with some serious pop. Power-hitting corner prospect for the 2021 draft. Was a 32nd round pick this June by the Twins. (Joe Pera)


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