Gavin Cross

22-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Kansas City Royals A+
2023 Fantasy Outlook
A lefty-hitting 6-foot-3 outfielder from Virginia Tech, Cross hit .328/.411/.660 with 17 home runs, 12 steals and a 41:30 K:BB in 57 games as a junior before the Royals selected him with the No. 9 overall pick. His swing is a little long and he has a low bat path, so keeping the strikeouts in check will be important. Cross has plus raw power, so he can profile just fine in right or left field if he gets on base enough. His 25.2 K% and 68.7 Contact% as a 21-year-old at Single-A are concerning marks, and it seems likely that Cross's monster numbers (.312 AVG, eight HR, four SB in 29 games) in the lowest stateside levels will overexcite perspective dynasty managers. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Royals in July of 2022.
Drafted ninth overall by Royals
OFKansas City Royals  A+
July 17, 2022
The Royals have selected Cross with the ninth overall pick in the 2022 first-year player draft.
A lefty-hitting 6-foot-3 outfielder, Cross hit .328/.411/.660 with 17 home runs, 12 steals and a 41:30 K:BB in 57 games as a junior at Virginia Tech. His swing is a little long and has a low bat path, so there will be some swing and miss. Cross is an above-average runner with plus raw power, so there is an intriguing power/speed blend if he hits enough to play every day.
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