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Malquin Canelo

Born: 09/05/1994 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 165
Primary Position: SS
Wiry frame; smaller player; slight room for growth into frame.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/15/2015
Dates Seen 6/12/15 - 6/13/15
Affiliate Lakewood BlueClaws (Low A, Phillies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 High 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Above-average bat speed; quiet swing; loose wrists; moderate barrel control; does not use bottom half; minimal hip torque; very mild load; balanced swing; beginning to show signs of recognizing spin; agressive hitter.
Power 30 Fringe raw; linear swing; not conducive for in-game power; will spray gaps for doubles.
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.16 home to first; 11.20 home to third; agility and burst.
Glove 60 Fluid; plus range; efficient first step and reactions; solid footwork and transfers on relays and around the base; currently inconsistent with handwork.
Arm 55 Low three-quarters slot; plus arm strength with carry; quick release; accuracy concerns.

Signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2012. Canelo displayed fluidity and consistency in all phases of the game during my viewing. The glove is his carrying tool, but the bat has enough juice to play as an everyday regular in the majors. The risk is high due to him being at the Low-A level.

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