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Manuel Sanchez

Born: 10/06/1995 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 225
Primary Position: RF
Physical/Health
Big frame; taller than listed height; sturdy body with power frame; frame lacks projection.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/22/2015
Dates Seen 6/19/15 - 6/20/15
Affiliate Hudson Valley Renegades (Short Season, Rays)
Makeup

Interactions with coaching was light-hearted without sacrificing the seriousness of insctruction.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 High 55 45; Second Division Starter Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Average bat speed; quiet hands; loose wrists; swing can become elongated on secondary pitches; mild barrel control; long extension; moderate load and leg kick; stays balanced and uses hips for torque; difficulties recognizing and laying off spin; expands zone.
Power 60 Double-plus raw power; leveraged swing with pure strength; will play down slightly in-game due to hit tool.
Baserunning/Speed 20 Routinely locked 4.50+ home to first; moves slightly better in OF.
Glove 40 Adventurous; awkward routes; poor first step; struggles on balls hit over his head; better at charging in; speed and aging likely hinder his value moving forward; could potentially move to first base.
Arm 70 Premium arm strength; extreme carry; throws are inaccurate.
Overall

Signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2013 for $132,500. Sanchez displays loud tools, including his raw power and strong arm, but the hit tool needs much refinement before he starts to see more consistency at the plate. The ingredients are all there for a bat-first type player that can play on the right side of the field in Right Field or First Base. While he lacks a ton of athleticism, I am optimistic that the raw power will play even if the hit tool only plays to fringe.

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