Trey Michalczewski

Trey Michalczewski running the bases in 2015 Spring Training (Daniel Shapiro / Future Sox)

Trey Michalczewski running the bases in 2015 Spring Training (Daniel Shapiro / Future Sox)

Position: 3B
Born: 2/27/95
Ht: 6'3" Wt: 210 B-T: S-R
Acquired: Drafted 7th Round in 2013 out of high school
Career Stats

FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #14 - 2013 Midseason
  • #19 - 2014 Preseason
  • #11 - 2014 Midseason
  • #9 - 2015 Preseason
  • #6 - 2015 Midseason
  • #4 - 2016 Preseason

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Accolades

Scouting report
The White Sox signed Michalczewski (pronounced Me-How-Chess-Key) to an above slot bonus in the seventh round; $500,000 was enough to keep him from his Oklahoma commitment. At Jenks High School, he played shortstop, second base and third base, but scouts believed he would slide in best at third base due to his bigger frame and strong arm. He got in 56 games his draft year with Bristol (Rk), posting a .653 OPS and striking out in 25.2% of his plate appearances. In his first full pro season in 2014, Trey posted a .273/.348/.433 line with 10 HR and 7 3B, drawing some walks but also striking out in 28.3% of his 495 PA at Kannapolis, before a late-season promotion to Advanced A Winston-Salem for just 19 games. Returning to A+ in 2015, he improved his contact rate (to 21.4% K/PA), but despite playing in a power-friendly home park his power numbers went down a bit (though his doubles went up). In the AFL he saw limited action as the taxi squad player (2x/week), posting a .661 OPS and striking out 15 times in 44 PA.

Michalczewski was a third round-type talent and the signing bonus matched that. With good bat speed and a patient approach at the plate from both sides, he has the ability to move somewhat faster than most high school picks. He's got some speed, but not to the point where he'll be a big threat to steal many bases. Statistically he's been better as a right-handed hitter thus far, but not dramatically so. As with many young hitters, his power is mostly a projection at this point, and his swing doesn't have much loft so he hits a lot of line drives. The swing and miss rate has been a bit high and he's yet to hit for a very high average. Defensively, scouts saw mixed skills at third, with soft hands and enough arm strenghth but also a few hitches in his movements that need to be ironed out, especially with his throwing. The White Sox have placed Michalczewski at AA Birmingham in 2016, where he'll be a couple years younger than the average player in the league at 21 years old.

Major League Outlook: Prototypical third baseman
ETA: 2018

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