Baseball – 2022 MLB Draft Profile: David Glancy, St. John’s (Red Bank Catholic)
Shore Conference 2022 MLB Draft Hopeful Profile
David Glancy, OF, St. John’s
High School (Graduation Year): Red Bank Catholic (2019)
2022 Stats: .294/.389/.505, 10 2B, 1 3B, 11 HR, 44 R, 43 RBI, 3 SB
HS Senior Year Stats: .274/.424/.588, 2 2B, 1 2B, 4 HR, 19 R, 16 RBI, 3 SB
High School Resume
Glancy had a huge junior season at Red Bank Catholic in 2018, playing his way onto the Shore Sports Network All-Shore First Team. As a senior, however, Glancy suffered a broken hamate bone in his hand and missed half the season, which led to some suppression of his numbers. Still, he smashed 11 home runs in the last season-and-a-half of his career with the Caseys and he returned in time to star in RBC’s run to the Shore Conference Tournament title in 2019. In the championship game at Lakewood’s ShoreTown Park – home of the Phillies Class High-A affiliate – Glancy smoked a home run that was clocked at 104 miles-per-hour off the bat by the in-stadium technology.
After High School
After some back-and-forth with his college commitments, Glancy landed at St. John’s and made a great early impression by going 11-for-26 (.423) with three home runs in eight games before the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19. The 2021 season, however, was a struggle, as Glancy homered twice in St. John’s first three games and did not go deep again the rest of the year while finishing with a .212 batting average. Glancy bounced back this past season by clubbing a team-high 11 home runs, including a three-homer game against Hofstra in March. Glancy also hit three homers in a game while a junior at RBC.
Why Teams Like Him
Glancy is an under-the-radar target for a handful of teams and the kind of player who will likely be hurt by the draft being cut in half from 40 rounds in 2019 to 20 in each of the past two seasons. Still, he has shown enough tools since his junior year of high school to make scouts follow his progress and he made some real progress in 2022. He hits the ball very hard when he squares it up and while he is not an exceptional runner, he is athletic enough to be good in a corner outfield spot and run the bases adequately.
Why Teams Might Hesitate
Glancy’s track record is inconsistent, which stems from swinging and missing a fair amount. This past spring, he struck out 45 times in 252 plate appearances and while a 17.8 strikeout percentage is not necessarily glaring, his 45 punchouts led the team and his rate is a little higher than front offices would like to see from a hitter coming out of the Big East. Glancy also struck out seven times in 17 plate appearances in the MLB Draft League this summer, so a team that takes him will either like the power potential enough to live with the strikeouts and corner outfield profile, or believe there is a fix to Glancy’s swing and overall approach that will lead to more contact.
While his is not on a lot of draft radars heading into Sunday, Glancy could be a good target on Day 3 for teams looking for a player with some upside who may be willing to sign and get started on his pro career.
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