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Franmil Reyes

Born: 07/07/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 265
Primary Position: RF
Huge frame, thick throughout, broad shoulders, natural strength across chest and back, dense muscle, weight around the middle, wide legs; still some baby fat, top of the scale raw strength, projection remaining for increased muscle density; sneaky athleticism, decent agility for size, coordinated movements, mild athleticism; high maintenance body
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/23/2016
Dates Seen 4/7, 4/9, 5/13
Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm (High A, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
Extreme 40 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Starts open, slight crouch, pigeoned knees, violent waggle, mild wrap; generates early momentum, moderate load with fluidity, mild hitch, inconsistent trigger; aggressive stride, struggles with timing, inconsistent sync during weight transfer, frequently late to set front side; well above-average bat speed, length into the zone, frequently drops back shoulder, uneven barrel delivery, above-average swing-and-miss; raw approach, aggressive in zone, expands north-south, average command of the zone, below-average pitch recognition
Power 45 Easy 6 raw present, some additional projection remaining; loft & leverage, average bat speed, elite strength; hit tool significantly limits in-game utility
Baserunning/Speed 20 4.63, 4.72, 4.78, big body with slow start-up, has a second gear under way but it is still not a fast gear; shows some intelligence, reads pitchers and gets out to secondary leads; raw at reading contact, poor reactions
Glove 40 30 projection in RF; below-average initial reads, decent routes, slow start-up, well below-average point to point, aggressive fielder, solid closing speed for size; shows physicality to project some utility at 1B
Arm 50 High effort, generates velocity, some carry, slow from gather to release, nominally above-average arm strength plays down some

Signed by the Padres as an IFA for $700,000 in 2011, Reyes is an imposing figure with some modest athleticism to belie his gigantic frame. He's playing right field currently, and while he shows some route-running ability his lack of start-up speed is a significant hindrance. The bat is going to need to max out for Reyes to threaten a big league career, and it remains extremely raw. There's enough fluidity and bat speed to project some improvement of the hit tool into a respectable range, but the timing issues and over-aggressiveness preclude optimism that it gets there.

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