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Richard UreƱa

Born: 02/26/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 195
Primary Position: SS
Medium frame, lean, slender body, evenly proportioned; still quite young, room to add additional muscle
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 07/22/2016
Dates Seen 6/23-6/25/2016, 6/27/2016
Affiliate Dunedin Blue Jays (High A, Blue Jays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 High 55 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Switch-hitter, hits from a tall, even stance, leg kick from both sides; above-average bat speed, good hands, slightly uphill bat path, fair loft; hand path gets longer from the RH side, can get big with swings from the left side and sell out for power; aggressive, attacks early, hunts fastballs
Power 40 Below-average raw, lacks present physicality to drive the ball; generates some loft on balls with some present strength, modest projection for additional power down the road; in-game power should play near full utility
Baserunning/Speed 50 Average runner, 4.32 home-to-first from right side, 4.21 from left
Glove 50 Lacks body control, struggles with backhand at present, tries to circle balls to his right; quality reads, plays hops well, solid range in both directions, plays above speed; fair hands
Arm 60 Plus arm strength, throws have good carry and strength; accuracy should improve, raw game speed, present mistakes from rushing

Urena has a major-league floor as a utility player due to a plus arm that will play all over the field and enough feel to hit to warrant regular at-bats. He is getting better at the plate and has shown similar progress defensively as the year has gone on, though there's still a long way to go if he's going to develop into an everyday player.

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