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Je'Von Ward

Je'Von Ward

OF | B/T: L/R | 6' 5" 190 | Age: 20
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 12, #354, Milwaukee Brewers) - Gahr (CA) HS
Cerritos, CA USA
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
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Poor
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Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 423 373 35 84 2 46 7 .225 .311 .322 .633
Career Minors 826 734 90 191 4 82 22 .260 .340 .349 .689
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .225 2 46 7 .633
Career Minors .260 4 82 22 .689

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 AZL Brewers AZL ROK 32 132 123 15 34 6 0 0 15 9 39 2 7 0 .276 .326 .325 .651
2018 Helena Brewers PIO ROK 64 271 238 40 73 13 2 2 21 32 57 13 5 1 .307 .391 .403 .795
2019 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MID A(Full) 109 423 373 35 84 16 7 2 46 47 107 7 6 0 .225 .311 .322 .633

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 60 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 40

While strong performance at the 2017 Boras Classic helped put Ward, who is the nephew of former NFL safety Mark Carrier, on the Draft radar, many teams expected that he would honor his commitment to Southern California because there was such a significant gap between his present ability and long-term projection as one of the youngest players in his class. The Brewers, however, took a gamble on him in the 12th round in June, then surprised many in the industry by signing him for $475,000. After performing well that summer during his pro debut, Ward made noticeable strides in the Pioneer League the following year before advancing to Class A Wisconsin in 2019.

Ward has plus speed and posts plus home-to-first run times from the left-handed batter's box. His speed also gives him above-average range in the outfield and makes him a threat on the bases, though he does have gains to make as a basestealer. At the plate, Ward's left-handed swing yields hard contact and he'll flash power potential. Right now, however, the majority of his contact is on the ground, as his 69.9 percent ground-ball rate in 2018 was third-highest in the Minors among qualified hitters. Of course, that in turn highlights just how much Ward stands to improve in the coming years, with the final product being a player who hits for average and power.

Ward has seen time across all three outfield spots early in his career but saw more time at the corners in 2019, logging nearly equal time in right and left field. While opinions of Ward are varied, there are some who feel he's the type of player who could continue to surpass projections.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/01/2019 LF Je'Von Ward assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from Rocky Mountain Vibes.
03/09/2019 OF Je'Von Ward assigned to Milwaukee Brewers.
06/13/2018 Je'Von Ward assigned to Helena Brewers from AZL Brewers.
07/10/2017 OF Je'Von Ward assigned to AZL Mariners.
07/10/2017 AZL Brewers activated LF Je'Von Ward.
07/09/2017 Milwaukee Brewers signed OF Je'Von Ward.