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Franmil Reyes

Born: 07/07/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 275
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 Realistic Role Video
Extreme 40 30/Org 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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