Active behind the plate; wears emotions on sleeve; talkative player that routinely interacts with teammates.
30; Org Player
Average bat speed; swing shows more fluidity as LHH; mild barrel control; hands can drift; drops back shoulder often from both sides of the plate; mild toe tap and load; swing is unbalanced; mild recognition of spin; poor approach.
Fringe raw power; swing has slight leverage; will play down a grade in-game due to hit tool.
4.45 home to first; lacks a second gear; more agility than speed.
Inconsistent currently; athletic movements behind the plate; blocking is currently below-average; footwork needs refinement; strong wrists allow for efficient framing.
Plus arm strength; 1.94 and 1.96 pop times; footwork inconsistent; accuracy inconsistent.
Signed as an international free agent in 2012 out of Venezuela for $110,000. I see value as a backup catcher, as the defense has a chance to play average if he refines a few mechanical aspects with the footwork and decision making. The risk remains high due to the lack of a hit tool and limited time against stronger competition.