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Ramón Torres

Born: 01/22/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 190
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Skinny and slender; athletic build that lacks projection.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 04/27/2015
Dates Seen 4/23/15 - 4/26/15
Affiliate Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A, Royals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Average bat speed; linear swing; quick hands; moderate barrel control; mild bat wrap from right side; small load; does not use hips or lower half at times; will become off-balanced and hit off front foot; shows ability to recognize spin; aggressive hitter that attacks early in the count; lacks the strength to battle inside pitches on the hands; does not always barrel pitches.
Power 30 Fringe raw power; linear swing; does not use hips or bottom half for drive; swing is not conducive for in-game power; more of a gap-to-gap style hitter that may hit the occasional HR.
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.14 from left side; 3.99 on a jailbreak bunt; present agility in all phases of the game; quick first step; will be efficient base stealer.
Glove 60 Plus range; efficient footwork; keeps glove low to the ground while still showing speed and agility when on the move; transfers are quick and clean; hands are fluid and easy; adept feel for the ball and positions himself well before the play; capable of playing plus defense up the middle.
Arm 50 Average arm strength; good footwork helps maximize arm strength; able to make throws on a line from the hole; arm will play average at SS and above-average at 2B.

Torres signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2009. He displays a glove-first profile, but has enough juice in the bat to work in a utility role. Torres displayed strong efforts at SS and 2B during my viewing, and I believe he has the athleticism and arm to play other positions around the diamond such as 3B or even CF in a pinch. The bat needs slight refinement on consistency with his bottom half staying in sync.

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