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Javy Guerra

Born: 09/25/1995 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 185
Primary Position: SS
Wiry frame; skinny limbs; room for muscle and weight; extremely athletic and nimble.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 05/04/2015
Dates Seen 5/2/15 - 5/3/15
Affiliate Greenville Drive (Low A, Red Sox)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Above-average bat speed; slight leverage in swing; swing is short and compact; slight pre-swing noise can occasionally result in his hands drifting during the swing; mild barrel control; slight toe tap with mild load; hips can leak and he will occasionally step in the bucket on average or higher secondary offerings; mild ability to recognize spin; will have issues against stronger stuff; aggressive hitter that attacks fastballs early in the count.
Power 30 Average raw power; above-average bat speed with slight leverage will help play power to an extent; overall swing and profile is not conducive for power on a consistent basis; might run into 5 HR a year; lacks the foot speed to turn singles into doubles.
Baserunning/Speed 45 Slightly Below-average speed; 4.30 home to first; lacks a second gear; displays agility; speed is not a detriment in the field; could play down some with slight gain in muscle/weight.
Glove 60 Fluid motions; smooth footwork; plus range at shortstop; soft hands and lightning quick transfers; positions himself well in the field; instinctive; natural shortstop that presently plays at a plus level.
Arm 70 Plus arm speed; ball has extreme carry; easily makes all throws short and deep on a line; arm would play anywhere on the field.

Guerra signed as an international free agent in 2012 for $250,000. Guerra has a plus glove and a double-plus arm, making him a safe option to stick at SS and provide premium value up the middle. There is enough juice in the bat to provide value offensively, and his progression at the plate will determine whether his overall future value. The risk is high due to his limited time in full-season ball, but the glove will carry him throughout the minors.

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