San Diego Padres: Scouting report on outfield prospect Taylor Trammell

SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL East All-Star, Taylor Trammell #26 of the Cincinnati Reds bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL East All-Star, Taylor Trammell #26 of the Cincinnati Reds bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Taylor Trammell #5 of the the U.S. Team . (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Taylor Trammell #5 of the the U.S. Team . (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

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I’ve never really been that high on Trammell, and looking at the numbers nothing really jumps off the page other than the stolen bases. He’s had one season with an OPS over .800 and that was in Single-A in 2017.

But after watching some video on him I can see why some would be excited about the potential.

He has a sweet lefty swing that I think could lead to him being a 20 home run hitter one day if he bulks up just a tad.

However, you don’t want to take away from that elite speed, which is by far his best tool. His ability to get on base and steal bases is what makes him so special.

While I don’t think he’s a center fielder, I think the Padres need for one is while he’ll ultimately end up there.

And I don’t see him being a middle of the order bat. He possibly has the chance to hit at the top of the lineup if he can maintain his speed and OBP as he moves up.

But I also think he could be a huge contributor at the bottom of the lineup getting on base and setting up the top of the lineup.

Some people may not like me saying this, but he’s basically a healthy version of Franchy Cordero.

And that’s no knock in my book as I love Franchy. But for those thinking Trammell is going to be a superstar one day, I just don’t see it happening.

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I like Trammell and think he will be a very good every day outfielder one day, but if he is someone teams are targeting in trade talks, I wouldn’t hesitate moving him in a blockbuster type of deal.

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