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Gregori Rivero

Born: 05/27/1996 (Age: 19)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 202
Primary Position: C
Smaller frame; athletic build with strong frame; mild room for growth.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 07/26/2015
Dates Seen 7/24/15 - 7/26/15
Affiliate Williamsport Crosscutters (Short Season, Phillies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Average bat speed; swing shows more fluidity as LHH; mild barrel control; hands can drift; drops back shoulder often from both sides of the plate; mild toe tap and load; swing is unbalanced; mild recognition of spin; poor approach.
Power 30 Fringe raw power; swing has slight leverage; will play down a grade in-game due to hit tool.
Baserunning/Speed 30 4.45 home to first; lacks a second gear; more agility than speed.
Glove 50 Inconsistent currently; athletic movements behind the plate; blocking is currently below-average; footwork needs refinement; strong wrists allow for efficient framing.
Arm 55 Plus arm strength; 1.94 and 1.96 pop times; footwork inconsistent; accuracy inconsistent.

Signed as an international free agent in 2012 out of Venezuela for $110,000. I see value as a backup catcher, as the defense has a chance to play average if he refines a few mechanical aspects with the footwork and decision making. The risk remains high due to the lack of a hit tool and limited time against stronger competition.

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