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Tito Polo

Born: 08/23/1994 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 195
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Physical/Health
Small frame; muscular body with quick-twitch athleticism; maxed frame with minimal projection.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 05/18/2015
Dates Seen 4/28/15 - 4/29/15, 5/15/15 - 5/16/15
Affiliate West Virginia Power (Low A, Pirates)
Makeup

Lively on the field; fun player; wears his emotions on his sleeve but in a positive manner.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 High 50 40; 4th OF/Below-Average Regular No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Above-average bat speed; pre-swing noise in hands will sometimes leak into swing; loose hands with mild barrel control; swing is compact and quick through the zone; slight leverage but will shorten swing and the barrel path will become linear when he is down in the count; displays a mild leg kick and load; average recognition of spin; swing can become aggressive and will become unbalanced.
Power 40 Average raw power; swing has very slight leverage and is more conducive for contact; does not always barrel pitches; likely plays down a grade in-game.
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.08 home to first; big second gear; displays agility and quick bursts in the field and on the bases; runs like a freight train on the bases; wild and overly agressive.
Glove 50 Inconsistent reads and routes in CF; first step is inconsistent; displays ability to run down balls in gaps; speed and agility help play up some of these deficiencies; more natural in LF but can play a passable CF; does not have the arm for a RF profile.
Arm 40 Below-average arm strength; lacks carry from mid-range in CF/LF; accurate throws.
Overall

Signed as an international free agent out of Colombia in 2012. Polo displayed flashes of his tools throughout both series watched, but the overall profile likely leans towards a second division player because he lacks a standout tool. Polo is a high risk player because this is his first sting in full-season ball and he lacks projection in his tools and frame. This leads questions for me towards the ultimate ceiling, and I think he realistically settles into a fourth outfield or bench role.

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