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Jay Gonzalez

Born: 12/11/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 170
Primary Position: CF
Small stature; athletic build but lacks physical strength; frame is maxed.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 04/12/2015
Dates Seen 4/9/15 - 4/12/15
Affiliate Delmarva Shorebirds (Low A, Orioles)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Low 20 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 20 Mild leg kick to a toe tap; timing issues from the leg kick to toe tap; keeps hands quiet; short and direct swing path; below-average bat speed; will drop hands and cause top-spin on contact; patient approach at plate and will take average to below average offerings off the plate; minimal projection with the bat; will struggle with high-end velocity and any consistent spin.
Power 20 30 raw power; lacks physical strength; swing is not conducive for power; lacks leverage and bat speed for in-game power to manifest.
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.08-4.12 home to first; quick bursts and displays agility; capable of stealing bases and displays an efficient first jump.
Glove 50 Speed and agility provide value in CF; lacks a second gear for attacking balls in the gaps; ability to read and run routes is average; navigates well left to right but has mild issues back and in; makes all the routine plays.
Arm 30 Lacks physical strength; arm speed is below average and ball dies quickly on throws.

Gonzalez is an organizational player that provides speed and defense in center field, where he should be able to stick in the foreseeable future. While the bat provides minimal value, Gonzalez's swing should allow him to see success in the lower minors.

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