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Omar Estévez

Born: 02/25/1998 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 185
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: SS
Average height and build, projectable, room for added weight and strength
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 09/18/2016
Dates Seen 5/29, 8/7, 8/8/16
Affiliate Great Lakes Loons (Low A, Dodgers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2020 High 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 High hands at setup, moderate leg kick; bat wrap can cause swing to become elongated, above-average bat speed, gets leverage, solid bat-to-ball, can hit to all fields, handles velocity; aggressive hitter, will expand the zone, demonstrated improvements in refining approach
Power 50 Raw power may touch plus to all fields, above-average bat speed with leverage; hit balls show carry, current doubles will turn to home runs as body continues to develop
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.2, 4.23 home-to-first; straight-line speed, plays down in base-stealing situations, lacks full utility on the bases; will slow down a step as his body fills out
Glove 50 Quick hands, smooth, instinctual player; limited range, profiles as an average defender at second with fringe-average utility at shortstop
Arm 50 Average arm strength, accurate with moderate carry from short; stretched on the left side, will be average at second base

One of many multi-million dollar Dodger signings out of Cuba, Estevez is a solid, projectable middle infielder with across-the-board skill and a high floor. While he will slow with physical maturity, potentially to the tune of a slightly below-average speed tool, all other tools project to major-league average. Some present swing-and-miss has been exposed in his aggressive full-season assignment this year, but there is impressive bat-to-ball ability, and both his power and approach have developed over the course of the season. There's some risk in the profile, but Estevez has the tools to develop into a regular second baseman, with the chance to produce league-average value if the power develops and plays in full.

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