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Jomar Reyes

Born: 02/20/1997 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 220
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position: 1B
Taller than listed height; closer to 6-6; broad shoulders and sturdy body; room for projection and muscle; could become a physical force.
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 High 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Average bat speed; slight hitch but hands are quick through the zone once he settles; swing can become violent but he displays barrel control; uses extreme hip torque; moderate load but inconsistent currently; shows a patient approach for his age; ability to recognize spin is evident; able to hold barrel back on average and/or better SL.
Power 60 Double-plus raw power; swing has leverage and he uses extreme hip torque to generate power; drives the ball with force when able to extend hands and maximizes the use of his bottom half.
Baserunning/Speed 20 4.55 + times; takes a bit to kick into second gear; growth into frame likely hinders any speed or agility he currently owns.
Glove 30 Choppy feet at third; struggles to set himself for plays; lacks the agility to move laterally; looks uncomfortable at times; hands are stiff; defense can improve slightly, but likely moves off third base due to growth into his frame and lack of athleticism; could be an average first basemen around the base, but will lack range.
Arm 70 Zips throws from third with ease; physical strength but also has solid arm speed; arm would play anywhere on the diamond.

The Dominican is being tested early with an aggressive assignment to Delmarva in his age 18 season, but he looks more than capable of handling the jump. Reyes displayed an impressive performance all weekend against Greensboro, displaying his enormous raw power and barrel control. All the signs of a productive power bat are evident with Reyes, although the projectable growth and defensive deficiencies likely move him to a first base profile. Regardless, I believe Reyes will be able to hit enough for the profile to work. The risk is high because he has not seen much time in a full-season league.

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