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Tito Polo

Born: 08/23/1994 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 195
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Small frame; muscular body with quick-twitch athleticism; maxed frame with minimal projection.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 05/18/2015
Dates Seen 4/28/15 - 4/29/15, 5/15/15 - 5/16/15
Affiliate West Virginia Power (Low A, Pirates)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 High 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Above-average bat speed; pre-swing noise in hands will sometimes leak into swing; loose hands with mild barrel control; swing is compact and quick through the zone; slight leverage but will shorten swing and the barrel path will become linear when he is down in the count; displays a mild leg kick and load; average recognition of spin; swing can become aggressive and will become unbalanced.
Power 40 Average raw power; swing has very slight leverage and is more conducive for contact; does not always barrel pitches; likely plays down a grade in-game.
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.08 home to first; big second gear; displays agility and quick bursts in the field and on the bases; runs like a freight train on the bases; wild and overly agressive.
Glove 50 Inconsistent reads and routes in CF; first step is inconsistent; displays ability to run down balls in gaps; speed and agility help play up some of these deficiencies; more natural in LF but can play a passable CF; does not have the arm for a RF profile.
Arm 40 Below-average arm strength; lacks carry from mid-range in CF/LF; accurate throws.

Signed as an international free agent out of Colombia in 2012. Polo displayed flashes of his tools throughout both series watched, but the overall profile likely leans towards a second division player because he lacks a standout tool. Polo is a high risk player because this is his first sting in full-season ball and he lacks projection in his tools and frame. This leads questions for me towards the ultimate ceiling, and I think he realistically settles into a fourth outfield or bench role.

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