Broad frame that looks like it will thicken out more at maturity. Potential for bad weight. High-waisted player.
Mauricio Rubio Jr.
Beloit Snappers (Low A, Athletics)
Realistic 45 – Second Division Starter
Sets up with hands above his ears; brings hands back down during load phase; wide, open stance; small leg pick up; finishes with stiff landing leg; solid-average bat speed; leveraged swing with a small contact plane; overly aggressive approach; difficulty picking up spin; swings early and ends up on front foot against off-speed stuff; tends to over-swing; has the hand eye coordination to cover the plate; makes weak contact due to over-aggressiveness.
Plus raw power; leveraged swing with solid-average bat speed creates good backspin but the power will play down in-game because of approach.
Gets out of the box awkwardly; 4.3-4.4 times to first. Will lose speed as he fills out; isn’t a natural athlete; won’t be a factor on the base paths.
Stiff motions at short; choppy steps when fielding the ball; average hands; bad actions when going to the backhand.
Arm action is awkward but the arm strength is plus; accuracy gets loose especially when on the run.
Signed for $280,000 as an International Free Agent in 2011. Munoz has an intriguing collection of physical tools. He has the barrel control and bat speed to be a solid average hitter but his approach and leveraged swing will prevent him from actualizing the hit tool to it’s full potential. It’ll be a drag on the power tool as well. The body looks like it will get thicker at maturity so he won’t be long for short. He has the arm for third base.