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Raimel Tapia

Born: 02/04/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 160
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: CF
Physical/Health
AVG frame; wiry and thin, athletic build; still some maturing to do, but would not anticipate added bulk
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 05/26/2016
Dates Seen 5/02, 5/03, 5/05
Affiliate Hartford Yard Goats (AA, Rockies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2017 Medium 50 AVG corner OF Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 keeps hands back, simple load while storing weight on back foot; transfers weight forward with swing; straight arm extension on swing; above AVG bat speed; some swing-miss but fairly high contact approach, will work to opposite field; OBP won't dwarf batting average
Power 40 power to pull side; capable of long drives; squares balls up; swing more geared for line drives; will run into enough with high contact approach, likely to manifest as doubles/triples
Baserunning/Speed 50 long strides, a bit of a plodding gait; may be another gear to tool--best run times on balls rolled over to right side; history of 20+ steal seasons, build and aggressiveness to continue
Glove 50 glove is steady but unspectacular; can look lost moving towards gaps despite above AVG range; capable of handling CF, but better fit in corner role
Arm 55 above AVG arm with carry and accuracy; plays in RF
Overall

Athletic OF with plus hit tool, bat to ball skills. Stance is noteworthy for two-strike exaggerated crouch, but hand load is steady and weight transfer allows for plus contact skills. OBP will linger near batting average due to contact-heavy approach. Has AVG raw power and can hit with authority in games, though emphasis on making contact will limit HR output. Likely to rack up doubles and triples. Speed appears to be AVG, though there might be an extra gear not on display in look; track record of stealing bases. Can fill-in in CF, though arm and glove would profile better in RF. Interesting tool set with athleticism and history of success. AVG corner OF a likely outcome.

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