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.
Hit: Pullin has a compact simple swing. He has been a bit over aggressive at the plate during his brief career, but there is the raw contact ability to be a plus hitter long term. It remains to be seen whether he will have his approach match the contact ability. 35/60
Power: Pullin’s swing generates more gap, line drive power than home run power. There is not a lot of room for physical growth and the swing doesn’t provide loft on its own. He could hit 30-40 doubles in a season but it is unlikely he is going to hit over 10 HRs very often. 30/35
Speed: Pullin is a plus runner home to first, which fits well with his content oriented approach. However he has not yet shown the ability to put his speed to work on the base paths. Adding steals to his game will be important if he wants to succeed on the major league level. 60
Glove: The transition to second base hasn’t always been seamless for Pullin. He shows the raw ability to be an above average defender, but right now the actions and instincts aren’t there. It may be rough along the way, but Pullin should stick at second base. 40/55
Arm: Pullin sports a below average arm, despite being a switch pitcher in high school. It is plenty good enough for second base though. 45
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 and in 2013 he showed that he should be able to stick at the position.His bat will play in the middle infield position but he does not profile in outfield corner.
(4/24/14 by Eric Longenhagen)