CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 08: High School Home Run Derby participant A.J. Vukovich bats during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Progressive Field on Monday, July 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. | Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images
Player: A.J. Vukovich
Position: 3B/1B, RF/OF
School: East Troy HS (WI)
HT: 6’ 5”
Commitment: University of Louisville
With the 119th overall pick of the 2020 MLB Draft, the Diamondbacks selected A.J. Vukovich, a big, power-hitting, high school third baseman. Although he moves well for his size, has a strong throwing arm, Vukovich isn’t the fleetest of foot, so a move across the diamond to first is likely.
In terms of raw power, Vukovich ranks among the top prep hitters in this draft, and has the potential of foul pole to foul pole power. He has a long swing, that although provides significant power, also adds to the difficulty he has in making consistent contact. With improvement and refinement to his swing, Vukovich can hopefully cut down on a high strikeout rate, make more consistent contact, while still hitting with that easy, natural power.
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