In July of 2017, the Dodgers signed Eddys Leonard as an International Free Agent.
Eddys was one of those guys that went unnoticed by the prospect rating types until 2021, when he made us pay attention.
In just 425 at-bats, he moved from a slash of .285/.379/.425 (AVG/OBB/SLG) in 2019 to .296/.390/.539 in 2021.
Now that he’s been added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster for the 2022 season, everyone is paying attention.
Leonard is ranked here, and his bat earned him a spot on the 40-man roster. Leonard is thicker (and more likely heavier) than his official 160-pound weight suggests, thus his above-average raw power should not come as a surprise.
Leonard creates terrific drive into contact with his lower half and finishes with a high, helicoptering backswing while driving balls to all parts of the stadium.
After going to High-A, he began to put the ball on the ground more, but Leonard still pulls the ball regularly, allowing him to tap into his raw power more frequently than other players his age.
Given the length of his swing, Leonard will likely favor power over hitting, but he’s already shown he has a good eye and approach in his age-20 season.
It’s still unclear how much game power he’ll finish up with. Leonard has already hit 22 home runs (across two levels last season), so predicting a high of 20-25 home runs seems unlikely, but he has yet to encounter upper-level pitching.
How Much Does Eddys Leonard Make?
Eddy Leonard’s salary is under review. In 2017, he received a signing bonus of $200,000.