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Jairo Beras

Born: 12/25/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6" Weight: 195
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: CF
Thin frame, no ass, long straight line, wiry muscle and lots of it; won't fill out with bulk but possesses plus physical strength overall
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 09/17/2016
Dates Seen 4x April-September
Affiliate High Desert Mavericks (High A, Rangers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Very wide stance, low hands, noisy load, big hitch, rhythm into short stride; can get stuck on his back foot, uphill swing, rotational, big leverage, strong wrists, plus bat speed; bat doesn't stay on plane long, lots of swing-and-miss, frequent roll-over contact; aggressive approach, offers at most anything hard and close, inner-third hole, struggles with velocity up, consistently out in front of changeups and breakers; some progress in refining attack, zones in better in hitters' counts; encouraging growth, length and holes limit to below-average projection
Power 50 60+ raw, highly leveraged swing, generates extension, hit balls carry, power to pull-side and center; aggressive approach, swing-and-miss issues significantly limit in-game
Baserunning/Speed 50 Above-average present, suprising run times, three clocks at 4.25 average; slow start-up, long strides, chews up real estate once underway; limited base-stealing utility, long cross-over, raw reads; likely settles in as an average tool once he fills out
Glove 45 40 present with fringe-average projection in right; slow start-up, raw reads, inconsistent route efficiency, above-average closing speed underway; deliberate field-and-gather, takes a couple steps to steady after fielding on the run
Arm 60 Arm strength pushes double-plus, very long arm action, takes him a minute to collect, set, and fire, plays at plus utility

A big-money ($4.5 million) international signee in 2012, Beras is a physical presence with length and strength for days and surprising speed. He made some moderate approach gains between early- and late-season looks, but he's still a highly aggressive hitter with multiple coverage holes, and the combination will likely limit his impressive raw power in games. The raw tools for a capable right fielder are apparent, though his reads and routes are decidedly raw. He'll be a longer-burn prospect, but there's potential for an eventual average regular if the hit tool maxes out.

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