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Hudson Potts

Hudson Potts

3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205 | Age: 20
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 1, #24, San Diego Padres) - Carroll (TX) HS
Southlake, TX USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 171 154 22 33 5 20 2 .214 .292 .357 .650
Career Minors 1502 1372 202 351 45 179 16 .256 .316 .422 .738
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .214 5 20 2 .650
Career Minors .256 45 179 16 .738

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 2 Teams Minors 59 267 243 42 68 12 3 1 27 18 47 10 5 4 .280 .338 .366 .705
2016 AZL Padres AZL ROK 43 195 183 35 54 12 2 1 21 9 34 8 4 2 .295 .333 .399 .732
2016 Tri-City Dust Devils NWL A(Short) 16 72 60 7 14 0 1 0 6 9 13 2 1 2 .233 .352 .267 .619
2017 Fort Wayne TinCaps MID A(Full) 125 522 491 67 124 23 4 20 69 23 140 0 1 6 .253 .293 .438 .731
2018 2 Teams Minors 128 542 484 71 126 35 1 19 63 47 145 4 1 8 .260 .335 .455 .789
2018 Lake Elsinore Storm CAL A(Adv) 106 453 406 66 114 35 1 17 58 37 112 3 1 7 .281 .350 .498 .847
2018 San Antonio Missions TEX AA 22 89 78 5 12 0 0 2 5 10 33 1 0 1 .154 .258 .231 .489
2019 Amarillo Sod Poodles TEX AA 39 171 154 22 33 7 0 5 20 14 54 2 0 3 .214 .292 .357 .650

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 45 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50

Potts signed with the Padres for $1 million in 2016 as the No. 24 overall pick, making him Southlake Carroll (Texas) High's highest-drafted player ever. After finishing his professional debut in the Class A Short Season Northwest League, Potts spent his first full season with Class A Fort Wayne, where he and Fernando Tatis Jr. became the first 18-year-olds to hit at least 20 home runs in the Midwest League since 1987. His power surge continued in 2018, when he homered 21 times between two levels of the Minors and the Arizona Fall League. Perhaps more noteworthy: His walk rate ticked up, and his strikeout rate ticked down.

Potts makes hard contact at the plate, with a quick right-handed bat and plenty of strength to his frame. There is some swing-and-miss to his game, but Padres officials are pleased with the adjustments he's made to stay within the strike zone. He projects as a fringe-average hitter, but the power threat seems real. San Diego drafted Potts as a shortstop but has since shifted him to third base, where he shows the necessary hands, footwork and arm strength to be an adequate defender.

Potts has advanced quickly, and he could continue to do so -- though he'll need to tighten his approach and clean up his defense. He's shown an aptitude for making adjustments, and he's on a path to become a legitimate power threat at third base.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/24/2019 San Diego Padres invited non-roster 3B Hudson Potts to spring training.
08/09/2018 Hudson Potts assigned to San Antonio Missions from Lake Elsinore Storm.
04/01/2018 3B Hudson Potts assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
02/23/2018 3B Hudson Potts assigned to San Diego Padres.
04/02/2017 3B Hudson Potts assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Tri-City Dust Devils.
03/06/2017 3B Hudson Potts assigned to San Diego Padres.
08/19/2016 3B Hudson Potts assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from AZL Padres.
06/20/2016 San Diego Padres signed SS Hudson Sanchez.
06/20/2016 SS Hudson Potts assigned to AZL Padres.