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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)

Well-documented signing scandal, served one-year suspension 2012-2013

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 High 50 45: Second-Division Regular 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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