Ht: 5'11" Wt: 190 B-T: L-R
Acquired: Drafted 3rd Round in 2012 out of Arizona State
FutureSox Prospect Rankings
- #22 - 2012 Midseason
- #19 - 2013 Preseason
- #20 - 2013 Midseason
DeMichele doesn't have big time tools for a third round pick, but was unusually polished for a 21-year-old and expected to advance quickly. He led a big time Arizona State program with a .336 average and had 27 extra base hits in 217 AB in his third season. He's also got decent speed. Defense is not considered a strong suit, but reports are that he's hard-nosed and hard-working and is capable at second. After signing, DeMichele was assigned to Bristol where he showed he was beyond that level (.348/.412/.696 in 52 PA) and was quickly promoted to Low-A Kannapolis. His numbers there weren't as spectacular but still solid for a rookie (.261/.319/.436 in 256 PA). However, his first full pro season in 2013 was a down one in Winston-Salem. The aggressive assignment seemed to backfire, Demichele hit .246/.323/.366.
Major League Outlook: Offense-first 2B