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Yairo Muñoz

Born: 01/23/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 200
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 3B
High-waisted player. Broad frame, room for added weight and muscle.
Evaluator Brandon Decker
Report Date 07/20/2015
Dates Seen 07/06-07/07/2015
Affiliate Beloit Snappers (, Athletics)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 High 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Starts with hands up, drops during load; open stance; stiff front leg. Above average bat speed; overly aggressive at plate; plus plate coverage, but leads to bad contact. Trouble recognizing spin. Leveraged swing; plus barrel control.
Power 55 Leveraged swing; good backspin on the ball; potential for plus raw power. Ability to turn on speed on the inner third with power. Approach will hinder power.
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.23-4.30 home to first; above average at present; likely to lose speed with added weight.
Glove 45 Above average range; quick first step; poor footwork; excessive choppy steps; lacked smoothness fielding glove side; better suited for 3B.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength; accurate throws. Arm strength suited for left side of infield.

Munoz has plus raw power potential to go along with above average barrel control and bat speed. However, the approach will limit his hit tool and power. Consistently made weak contact, and was chasing pitches in hitter's counts. Plus arm strength. Suited for the left side of the infield. Above average runner who will likely lose a step once he adds weight with maturity, and play down to average. Poor footwork defensively, much better suited for 3B. Interesting tools, but not sold on the SS profile in the future.

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