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Magneuris Sierra

Born: 04/07/1996 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 178
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Lean, v-shaped frame. Athletic. Limited projection.
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/07/2017
Dates Seen 4/6-4/9; 5/1, 5/3-5/5
Affiliate Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 An aggressive swinger with good lift to his game; lines the ball all over the field; average bat speed; needs to improve pitch recognition, can get too swing-happy; decent bunt game.
Power 35 Good extension, lacks the frame and raw power to hit the ball over the fence, will hit for doubles and triples, HRs will come sparingly, <10 HR/season tops.
Baserunning/Speed 70 The kind of speed that forces infielders to rush; will steal many, many bags but currently not optimally used; needs to learn to control it for base-stealing. DIG 3.93.
Glove 65 Athletic, instinctive center fielder who tracks the ball well; good jumps and routes; speed allows him to cover ground, will stay in CF long term.
Arm 60 Strong arm; carry on a low line with accuracy; short, quick arm.

Sierra is a center fielder in the short- and long-term. He has the instincts, speed, and glove to create highlight reel plays. His body type should allow him to retain his speed over the long haul. Sierra has leadoff-guy ability with a hit tool that allows for fast-guy slug--triples and doubles. However, what's holding him back is his plate discipline and base-stealing, though more the former than the latter. Luckily, these are skills that talented ballplayers like Sierra improve with playing time, which he is sure to get. The formula is simple: improve his pitch recognition, he improves his hit tool.

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