Name: Andrew Pullin
DOB: September 25, 1993
Height: 6′ 0″
Drafted: Drafted in the 5th round (#188 overall) in the 2012 draft, $203,900 signing bonus
Pre Draft Report: Pullin was a switch pitcher in high school but is ultimate position is in a corner outfielder. His set up is unique but he has good mechanics and can spray the ball around, his swing also generates some good raw power. Pullin only has an average arm and is only an average runner. In the outfield he is limited to a corner, likely LF, but the hitting profile does not play in a corner.
Career Synopsis: Immediately after signing the Phillies started transitioning Pullin to second base, he ended up playing 27 games in the OF and 7 at second base. The Phillies intend to continue the transition during Instructional League. At the plate Pullin hit the ball well with good gap power and plate discipline. His final line was .321/.403/.436, however his OBP was driven by his 7 HBPs.
Scouting Report: Below is an assessment of Pullin’s raw tools, rated on the traditional 20-80 scouting scale. The grades are my estimation based on what I’ve read and those I’ve talked to. The second number is a future projection, the first number is the current assessment
Hit For Average: 40/55
Hit For Power: 35/45
Throwing Arm: 50
Summary: Pullin has average tools across the board. He is a polished hitter who could eventually have average power, he will likely have more gap power than home run power. He has the physical tools to play second base but it will take time to see if the transition works, if not Pullin is limited to LF.
Upside: If Pullin can stick at second base he is an interesting prospect going forward, where his average tools across the board could make a solid regular and possible All-Star. Pullin is a polished hitter and there is not a ton of high upside or loud tools. His bat will play in the middle infield position but he does not profile in outfield corner. He will likely start 2013 in Extend Spring Training before going to Williamsport.
Profile updated: 10/25/12