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Ramon Torres

Born: 01/22/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 170
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Physical/Health
small, slender frame; 5'10 is accurate; has room for growth and would be needed for durability purposes.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 08/20/2014
Dates Seen 10 G Late July-August
Affiliate Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A, Royals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2017 moderate 45 40; utility INF No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 shows average bat speed from both sides with linear swing path; small wrist lock pre-swing; closed stance setup, cuts off hips a bit; has strong wrists/forearms; short stroke to the ball; has feel for the barrel and contact skills; likes to hit out in front; shows plate discipline and pitch recognition; has some swing and miss on the outer half; has shown ability to barrel spin in all facets of the strike zone; can be dynamic at the plate and use the whole field/lay down a bunt for a base hit; doesn't strikeout much in my viewings.
Power 30 shows below-average raw pop; swing path is linear and lacks ideal lift; has some 2B pop to the gaps; will run into a mistake from pitchers.
Baserunning/Speed 60 timed in 4.15 range from left side, 4.2 from the right side; instinctive base runner; can swipe a base when needed; reads balls in play well; good quick twitch athlete.
Glove 60 smooth actions in the field; fields out in front and has soft hands; range plays up due to first step quickness and takes direct paths to the ball; has quick transfers; can play SS.
Arm 55 quick release; throws on a line and more than enough for 2B; not a weapon from left side but is enough; has trouble making strong throws from 5.5 hole.
Overall

Ramon Torres just joined the Wilmington team after putting together a nice season for the Lexington squad. He flashes some bat speed and contact skills from both sides of the plate and has the ability to get on base. In my viewings, Torres puts the ball in play more often than not and can run a bit. his glove is his carry tool and he could stick at SS if it wasn't for Mondesi already playing there. Ultimately, I think Torres could be a nice utility ceiling fit for the Royals.

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