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Danry Vasquez

Born: 01/08/1994 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 190
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: LF
Tall and lanky; skinny, wiry body; presently lacks strength; frame is projectable; significant room to add strength, and he needs to.
Evaluator Ron Shah
Report Date 07/02/2014
Dates Seen 04/22/14; 04/23/14; 04/27/14; 06/12/14; 06/19/14
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 High 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Quiet in the box; minimum noise; simple, loose swing; sweet stroke; above-average bat speed; high hands allow for a quick quick and easy load; natural hitter; strong contact skills; stays back and balanced; presently lacks strength to finish swing through the zone, especially on the outer half.
Power 45 Shows pull power; raw power hasn't translated into games; leverage in the swing; home run production in the low-to-mid-teens range is possible; significant gap between present and what is possible, because of age and frame; needs to add significant strength and fill out his projectable frame first.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Clocked 4.35 from home-to-first on a dig; docking a half-grade on the tool once he fills out; doesn't look concerned with getting down the line; lacks instincts on the bases; offers minimum value on the bases.
Glove 40 Mostly plays right field, but this is a left field profile all the way; below-average defender; limited by speed; struggles with reads off of the bat; inefficient routes; shows coordination, but doesn't look focused out there.
Arm 40 Below-average arm strength; long arm action; isn't an easy and fluid process; lacks accuracy for arm to potentially play up; left fielder's arm.

The player is only 20 with an incredibly immature frame, presently lacking the strength to extend through the zone after point of contact. But the swing is gorgeous and he shows natural hitting ability at the plate with some power potential to dream one once he gains strength and fills out his frame.

Elsewhere, it is difficult to bet on the player. The below-average immediately creates for a left fielder's profile, limiting positional value. Then, the speed tool is lacking, so there is little to none value being offered on the bases.

The ceiling is as a solid-average regular in left field with a bat-only profile, if everything goes right. But realistically, that probably won't happen. In which case, I see a part-time player, due to the above-average hit tool and some pop from the left side.

The risk is high, but exorbitantly so, due to the makeup concerns, large gap between present and future skills, and lack of value elsewhere if the bat doesn't reach its potential.

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