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Osvaldo Abreu

Born: 06/13/1994 (Age: -1787)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 195
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Smaller frame with a little room to add strength, well-conditioned; above-average athleticism

Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 06/08/0207
Dates Seen 5/31/2017 (DH), 6/1/2017
Affiliate Harrisburg Senators (AA, Nationals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Open stance, steady at the plate, hands are tight, close to the body, linear swing; average bat speed, can get off balance on follow-through, compact stroke; stiff hands limit ability to spray the ball, linear swing path produces more singles than hard contact, flashes ability to catch up to high heat; bat control allows bat to stay on breaking balls, needs to keep weight back in order for that to play, will chase, needs to show more patience at the plate; projects to fringe-average utility
Power 30 Frame translates to below-average raw power, little leverage, doesn't produce loft or carry on hit balls; swing lacks for weight shift or load enough to generate power to the pull side, well below-average tool
Baserunning/Speed 55 4.15 clock, above-average foot speed speed, quick-twitch athlete, speed will translate on the base paths, potential for 15-20 stolen bases at peak
Glove 55 Quick transfer, flashes soft hands, immature game speed at present, misplayed a few sharp grounders, uses his body instead of his glove at times; speed and fluid movements allow for solid range, conversion of borderline plays; projection to improve average present glove skills
Arm 55 Enough arm strength to make any throw from short, above-average arm strength, whippy release, arm plays with accuracy on the run

Abreu has the defensive chops and arm strength to become an above-average defensive shortstop. His bat lags behind his defensive potential. His compact stroke and average bat control show combines to flash fringe-average hitting ability, though the approach is still raw and he lacks for much power to keep pitchers from attacking him directly. He carries bat-associated risk, but there's enough glove to provide value in a reserve role even if the bat doesn't actualize in full.

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