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Leonardo Molina RFYankees

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Birth Date7-31-1997
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
Age22 years, 2 months, 18 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2014 YAN Rk GCL 53 217 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 45 0 0.0 0.0 -18.2 0.0
2015 YAN Rk GCL 48 178 .249 .324 .348 .302 112 -4.9 5.4 -1.1 87 0 8.4 -2.0 -7.7 0.3
2016 CSC A SAL 36 136 .254 .318 .378 .253 94 -6.5 3.6 -0.5 58 0 -0.4 -0.5 -8.2 -0.7
2016 PUL Rk APP 49 196 .256 .322 .381 .290 100 3.3 5.8 -1.4 99 0 -3.6 0.1 -6.5 -0.6
2017 CSC A SAL 23 89 .262 .329 .379 .250 93 -7.2 2.5 -0.7 35 0 -1.0 -1.3 -5.7 -0.7
2017 STA A- NYP 28 111 .237 .321 .331 .329 91 2 3.1 -0.8 95 0 -1.9 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1
2018 CSC A SAL 119 453 .248 .311 .379 .327 91 -8.6 12.6 -1.7 81 0 -4.2 -2.1 -8.1 -0.4
2019 STA A- NYP 12 49 .206 .309 .289 .200 93 -3.2 1.4 -0.6 62 0 0.0 -0.3 -1.2 -0.1
2019 TAM A+ FSL 42 146 .238 .306 .342 .313 101 -2.2 4.0 -1.4 88 0 0.0 -1.1 -1.5 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2014 YAN Rk GCL 217 192 18 37 10 0 1 50 21 19 51 6 1 .193 .267 .260 .068 4
2015 YAN Rk GCL 178 162 15 40 9 2 2 59 17 10 37 6 5 .247 .290 .364 .117 3 2
2016 CSC A SAL 136 126 12 25 5 1 2 38 13 8 34 0 2 .198 .250 .302 .103 1 0
2016 PUL Rk APP 196 175 23 43 9 2 7 77 23 19 45 4 3 .246 .318 .440 .194 1 1
2017 CSC A SAL 89 86 5 16 3 1 0 21 7 2 23 2 2 .186 .202 .244 .058 1 0
2017 STA A- NYP 111 101 10 24 5 1 0 31 8 9 29 5 1 .238 .297 .307 .069 1 0
2018 CSC A SAL 453 418 48 105 21 7 2 146 39 23 105 4 7 .251 .292 .349 .098 4 5
2019 TAM A+ FSL 146 135 21 32 7 0 2 45 17 8 38 1 2 .237 .283 .333 .096 1 1
2019 STA A- NYP 49 43 3 6 2 1 0 10 8 6 13 0 1 .140 .245 .233 .093 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 384 29 66 9 2 10 36 7 117 1 1 .177 .191 .292 18 -24.9 -2.7
80o 364 26 59 8 2 9 32 6 113 1 1 .167 .179 .277 10 -28.3 -3.0
70o 349 23 53 7 2 8 29 5 109 1 1 .156 .167 .259 4 -30.5 -3.3
60o 337 21 48 7 1 7 27 5 106 1 1 .146 .158 .238 -1 -32.1 -3.4
50o 325 20 44 6 1 7 26 4 104 1 1 .139 .149 .230 -6 -33.4 -3.6
40o 313 18 41 6 1 6 24 4 101 1 1 .134 .145 .220 -10 -34.6 -3.7
30o 301 17 36 5 1 5 22 4 98 0 1 .123 .134 .198 -15 -35.7 -3.8
20o 286 15 33 5 1 5 20 3 94 0 0 .118 .127 .197 -21 -36.6 -3.9
10o 266 13 28 4 1 4 17 3 89 0 0 .108 .117 .177 -29 -37.5 -4.0
Weighted Mean329204561726510511.141.153.231-4-33.0-3.5

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)You gotten a chance to see that stacked Pulaski roster? Who's been the most impressive thus far (either in your own looks or from what you've heard)? What type of chance does dermis garcia have of getting the hit tool to average? Swing plane looks pretty extreme from the video I've seen.
(nkunke1 from BR)
Pulaski is absolutely stacked, for sure. Appy League is a wild one, but certainly is an entertaining league, and a good challenge from an evaluation perspective. The Yankees' Advanced Rookie affiliate, the P-Yanks have a deep group of teenage hitters with upside. That starts with Blake Rutherford, the 18th overall pick in this year's draft who was recently promoted to Pulaski from the GCL. New York's aggressive international spending in recent periods makes Pulaski the landing spot for many of their high-dollar J2 bonus players that are around the age of 18-19.

On top of Dermis Garcia (who you mentioned), there's also infielder Wilkerman Garcia, outfielder Leonardo Molina. There are top-priority top of prospects like Rutherford and these three, but there's some prospect depth as well. LHP Jeff Degano and OF Isiah Gillam both have shown some things in the past as well when I saw them at the amateur level.

I'll have a more complete Appy League summation on a per-team basis (hopefully next week...), but here's a basic capsule on Dermis Garcia (note this was written earlier in the Appy League season):

Garcia signed for 3 million in 2014, his calling cards a classic corner profile toolset with size and easy right-handed raw power. He's put the juice in his bat on display the first two weeks of the Appy Legaue season, already belting five homeruns. A large, physical 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, his swing has natural plus torque and lift, and the ball really jumps off the barrel when he squares it up. The swing-path and hand-speed on his frame make it easy to see where future homerun power could stem from, but like many young power hitters in the Appy League, Garcia's approach and ability to limit strikeouts are in the nascent stages. Despite his power surge to begin his 2016 season, he's also struck out in nearly half of his plate appearances. He has a strong arm and his hands work enough at the hot corner, but an increasingly-thick lower half leads some to think he may eventually move to a less demanding corner spot. (Adam McInturff)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Should I hold onto Leonardo Molina in my AL-only dynasty league minor league system?
(Barry from Georgia)
Hard to say without knowing the depth, but yeah, probably. He was much better in a repeat of the GCL and if the league is deep enough that you're investing in guys like Molina in the first place, I don't think he's been bad enough to dump before he even reaches full season ball. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2015-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Leonardo Molina, Magneuris sierra and Gilbert Lara were hyped on BP last winter, do they justify the hype after this minor league season?
(Mark from Seattle)
All of them are soooo young and soooo far away. All still working on refining the most basic elements of their skillsets. They all have intriguing baselines, which is why they're known names already, and it's far too early to get off any of their respective bandwagons. FWIW, I've heard nothing but good things about Lara's work ethic and the tools are probably the best of the bunch. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some of the guys you're most excited to see in the GCL this year? Curious for your take on Leonardo Molina too.
(John from North Carolina)
Kyle Tucker should be fun to watch, and I'll see plenty of Josh Naylor in my back yard. I'll see a lot of Nick Plummer too. (Jeff Moore)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jordan, who do you have as some of your favorite Low Minor, high ceiling prospects to keep an eye on for 2015, and are looking to jump on before their stock gains recognition this season, ex. Tapia last pre-season or Devers by its conclusion?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Amed Rosario, Leonardo Molina, Jorge Mateo, Francisco Mejia, Lewis Brinson, Javier Guerra, and Monte Harrison are some names that jump out. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Care to name a few minor league players not yet on anyone's radar the will be a year from now?
(kylanje from Florida)
How about Derek Fisher and Leonardo Molina? (Bret Sayre)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)What made you blow up Molina on the Yankees list?
(Jake H from Kansas Cuty)
Despite performance that suggested that Leonardo Molina was over his head in the GCL (and what 16-year-old isn't going to be?), the reports on the player from sources were pretty glowing. We're talking about a potential five-tool player, with strong potential to stick up the middle and an early feel for playing the game. The outcome can be pretty big. Maybe even bigger than what's reflected in his Top 10 write up. There's obviously a ton of risk involved and a large variability in outcome, but it felt right based on what sources were telling me to push him into the Top 10 of the system. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Leonardo Molina be ranked if he was in the 2015 Rule 4 draft? Ahead or behind the top outfielders there.
(DaleCoffin from Windsor)
Tough to really gauge that, but I'll go out on a limb and say a potential first-rounder. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mark, what would your order be of these prospects if you had them in your farm? Alexander Reyes, Nomar Mazara, Leonardo Molina, Jairo Labourt, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Mazara, Reyes, McMahon, Molina, Labourt. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat) Sure this is a common question. Which low level minor leaguer takes that huge leap into super prospect that seems to happen every year
(Ken from Cleveland)
Could see that with Leonardo Molina, Jefry Fernandez, Jorge Mateo, or Rafael Devers. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Give us some prospects you're higher on than anyone else, so later we can mock/applaud you. Thanks!
(Chris from Michigan)
Still a believer in Clint Frazier. I was on the Jake Thompson/Willy Adames bandwagon pre season. I also like David Dahl a lot. Some other names I like more than others: Leonardo Molina, Rafael Devers, Cameron Varga, Brett Phillips, Kohl Stewart. (Jordan Gorosh)


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