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Heston Kjerstad
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/205 lbs
Position: OF
Team: Arkansas

Heston Kjerstad - Prospect Profile

MLB.com - May : "Kjerstad's strength and bat speed give him well above-average raw power to all fields. He has a complicated swing that features a big hand circle in his load, so he has to be precise with his timing to make it work -- but he has done so in college and was the top performer in the U.S. collegiate team's lineup last summer."

Carlos Collazo - Baseball America - May 13th: "Heís a middle-of-the-order type bat but might be more power over pure hit, with 70-grade future raw power and the ability to leave a ballpark in any direction. His swing is a bit unorthodox, with a two-piece action and a pause with a big leg kick that interrupts his timing. The complex mechanics might why heís historically struck out at a high clip."

Ian Smith - Prospect 365 - Apr. 26th: "If youíre just looking at resume, Kjerstad is likely a top-10 talent. An appetizing hit and power track record plus an SEC pedigree with high level production (.343/.421/.590, 37 HR in 150 G). Likely a right fielder in the pros where he can showcase a plus arm, Iím hopeful a general lack of speed doesnít mean a move to left field or first base isnít in store."

Dan Zielinki - Baseball Prospect Journal - Mar. 22nd: "The 6-3, 200-pound left-handed hitter uses all parts of the field but is an aggressive hitter, which leads to strikeouts at times. He is a bat-first player who likely will play right fielder in pro ball"

Keith Law - The Athletic - Mar. 16th: "Heís started much more strongly this year, distancing himself a bit from teammate Casey Martin, a shortstop who has struggled to hit out of the gate."

Athlon Sports - Mar. 10th: "Kjerstad has some of the best power in the class, but during the summer he also showed steadily improving contact skills and better defense."

Jeff Ellis - 247 Sports - Feb. 14th: "His power is his best tool and, while he has played center for Arkansas, he is likely to find his way to a corner spot. He likely profiles a little better in left field, but should have enough arm for right. He wonít win any awards, but wonít hurt his team in the field."

Heston Kjerstad Videos

Heston Kjerstad (OF) 2019 USA Collegiate National Team

Heston Kjerstad Prospect Video, OF, University of Arkansas

Heston Kjerstad - OF, University of Arkansas - (6-19)

Heston Kjerstad (6-28-2019) USA Baseball CNT Training Camp

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