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Harold Castro

Born: 11/30/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 195
Primary Position: 2B
Small frame; skinny torso with wiry body; frame is maxed and muscle gains would not be conducive for his style of play.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 04/19/2015
Dates Seen 4/1615 - 4/18/15
Affiliate Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
N/A Moderate 30 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Average bat speed; hands are held high and cause bat lag through the zone; moderate barrel control; able to maneuver hands inside when he gets them around in time; off-balanced setup; hips leak and load is inconsistent; hits off his front foot sometimes; struggles to hit the ball opposite field during batting practice and was routinely challenged outside during the series; mild pitch recognition skills; will flail at average or higher secondary offerings.
Power 20 No strength; lacks the bat speed and leverage; swing not conducive for power in any capacity.
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.11 on a jailbreak bunt; lacks a second gear and is more agility than pure speed.
Glove 50 Average range; lacks range up the middle; smooth hands; footwork is efficient around bases; agility plays better defensively than on the bases.
Arm 45 Lacks physical strength; arm should be enough for 2B but lacks the arm strength to make throws from up the middle or on a difficult pivot at 2B.

Signed out of Venezuela in 2010, Castro displays average or lower tools across the board. The lack of a carry tool hinders him to an organizational role, and he lacks the speed, strength or defensive prowess to play as a utility infielder. There is moderate risk due to the progression of the hit tool, but Castro is likely to stall at the higher levels of the minors rather than see time in the majors in any starting capacity.

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