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Quick Notes: Profile on Third Round Pick Trey Lipscomb
Profile and bio on Third baseman Trey Lipscomb was the 3rd round pick for the Washington Nationals for the 2022 MLB Draft.
Third baseman Trey Lipscomb was the 3rd round pick for the Washington Nationals. During his first three years with the University of Tennessee, he only played in 37 games, with limited success until his junior year, where he had a .310/.428/.517 triple slash in 29 at-bats.
He finally earned the starting job this past season and ran with it. In 66 games, he hit 22 home runs and stole four bases. He ended the year with a dominant .355/.428/.717 triple slash. His defense left some to be desired, but that likely stems from a lack of reps at the position rather than any lack of talent there.
Lipscomb’s senior year was among the best in college baseball, as he was a finalist for the Golden Spikes and the Dick Howser Trophy. MLB Pipeline’s rankings give him average power and hit tools. Fangraphs further sings his praises, calling him the best senior in the draft. He was on almost every All-American squad on the first or second team.
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Lipscomb's role ultimately depends on how he hits in pro ball. If he continues his upward trajectory, this pick will look like an absolute steal. He will have to climb the ladder quickly, or he may become a career minor leaguer.
If he can rise quickly, the third baseman position is wide open, especially with Carter Kieboom’s Tommy John surgery. Even if he doesn't win the third base spot, Lipscomb is athletic enough to play the middle infield in a pinch. That combination of tools makes Lipscomb a valuable depth piece and a potential great bench player.