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Nick Ciuffo

Born: 03/07/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 205
Primary Position: C
Solid build, present strength, quick and agile behind the plate, mild physical projection for additional good weight
Evaluator Thomas Desmidt
Report Date 06/18/2016
Dates Seen 04/19/16, 06/1/16
Affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs (High A, Rays)

Good character guy, leadership qualities; can take control and handle a pitching staff, smart player, carries himself like major leaguer

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 Moderate 50 45; Second-Division Regular Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Square stance, hands near his head, flat at trigger, minimal leg kick, balanced; keeps hands inside the ball, average bat speed, mild leverage, moderate barrel control; makes contact, has some lift and separation in the swing, power to the pull side; average command of the zone
Power 40 Has some power utility, mild plane, can lift and separate
Baserunning/Speed 40 Below-average foot speed, moves well for a catcher; not going to steal bases, quality baserunner with sound instincts
Glove 60 Defensive skills plus all around; athletic behind the plate, blocks pitches in front, solid lateral range with mobility to the ground; quiet receiving, quality presentation skills; handles pitching staff well
Arm 60 Plus arm strength, above-average hands on transfer; three pops at 1.83 average; shows instincts for picking behind runners, arm is strong and accurate, quick release

Potential starting catcher with strong defensive profile and plus arm, enough bat to project as a big league regular.

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