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Yoán Moncada

Born: 05/27/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 225
Primary Position: 2B
Most physically-advanced 19/20-year-old I’ve ever seen; absolutely ripped; defined upper body; strong lower half; close to maxed; natural athlete.
Evaluator David Lee
Report Date 06/17/2015
Dates Seen 5/27/2015; 6/12/2015-6/13/2015
Affiliate Greenville Drive (Low A, Red Sox)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Moderate 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Loose, natural from left side; above-average bat speed; quick to zone; some lift; sprays to all fields with authority from left side; more rigid from right side; lacks separation and feel, loses extension; less barrel frequency; prone to whiff on sequencing from both sides; recognition issues.
Power 55 Plus raw power; projects for slight opposite-field home run power from left side; strong pull-side power from right side; hit tool hinders all-fields pop from right side.
Baserunning/Speed 70 4.1 from right side; times to first will range plus to double-plus; gets out of box quickly; could slow a tick by prime; baserunning impact may not match grade.
Glove 50 Tends to field ground balls on heels; will settle to batting ball down rather than looking ball into glove; shows natural feel for glove in pregame; above-average range; can stick at second base.
Arm 60 Easy carry from low slot; shows strength to complete major league double plays; accurate arm.

Shows glimpses of five tools and physicality/athleticism beyond his years. There’s a natural feel for the game and looseness in certain aspects. The issue is in-game translation and whether all five tools will manifest in the majors. It’s in there, but he has to implement it a much higher rate to reach his projected role. He seems to be going through the motions during his initial pro struggles. The ceiling is a first-division player, but there are quite a few boxes to check off to get there.

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