Surprising size for Latin American middle infielder; lean; athletic; wiry strong; quick twitch ability; impressive physicality for his position.
06/11/13; 06/14/13 - 06/16/13
Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
Highly intelligent; baseball rat; understands his role in every scenario; good leadership ability; loves the game; makeup is off the charts; scrappy player; carries himself like a big leaguer.
Simple load with easy swing mechanics; repeats everything well; hands are consistently in a position to get the bat to the zone on time; above average bat speed and quick trigger; allows ball to travel deep and works entire field with ease; likes to swing; will get caught out front at times due to eagerness; occasionally shows aptitude for recognizing spin; lacks consistency with secondary stuff but has made strides since prior viewings; contact is consistently hard and sprayed; quality situational hitter who can handle the bat; potential average hit with only approach refinements necessary.
Bat speed with wiry strength; strong wrists; snaps the bat through the zone with authority; can drive to both gaps and pull down LF line; minimal lift in swing; potential line drive machine, translates to plenty of doubles; despite physicality, doesn’t have power projection; strong gap power projection but not overwhelming.
Run looks easy but he doesn’t get there as quick as you expect; fringy times to first; better runner once underway; lets it all hang out; max effort runner; instinctual baserunner; can take extra bases; instincts lead to good jumps and steals; potential for 15-20 annually; instincts help raw run play up.
Has all the tools; excellent instincts; has feel for second base; very good first step; moves well to both sides; above average range; soft hands; movements are confident and fluid in all respects; gets a little rushed on the pivot at times; has footwork and transfer to turn excellent double play; needs overall consistency as tools don’t always play; tools could play on left side in spurts, adding to versatility.
Left side arm; good raw strength; likes to show it off; quick release helps arm play up; accuracy is very good when feet are set; has to settle down on rangy plays and trust his arm instead of forcing it; arm plays well on pivot; true plus tool.
Nothing stands out but he does everything well; defense and arm are best tools; plus ability on right side; has average potential on left side, adding to versatility; offensive approach is aggressive but won’t hinder natural hitting ability from coming through; average hitter who can do everything that’s asked of him; could fit in two-hole at peak but likely fits better in bottom third of the lineup; power is surprising; pop will manifest in doubles more than home runs, but not without over-the-fence juice; broad skill set that plays up with instincts, intelligence, and effort.