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Alex Verdugo

Born: 05/15/1996 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 192
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Athletic; strong build on medium frame; physically maxed, little to no room for additional development
Evaluator Keith Rader
Report Date 06/16/2017
Dates Seen 6/13-6/14/17
Affiliate Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA, Dodgers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
Late 2017 Moderate 70 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 70 Average stride; very quiet in box; advanced approach for his age; sees both LHP and RHP well; patient, will work counts and take walks; quick hands; finds the ball consistently; front ankle rolls over on follow-through; natural hitter
Power 45 Plus bat speed with a bit of lift, mild leverage; quick to ball, quality extension through contact; uses all fields, but power primarily plays to pull side; currently has a slight push-hitter tendency; will need to alter approach a bit to get reach league average
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.19 as LHH without much left; average speed, solid instincts on the bases; will take the extra base, wheels to score regularly from second base
Glove 50 Solid instincts and reads, speed limits range in center, makes plays he gets to, average potential in a corner
Arm 70 Rifle of an arm, arm strength is evident even during warm-ups between innings, makes throws look easy, loads of carry

Verdugo is a very advanced hitter for his age, who has hit at every stop despite being extremely young for his level. The bat can be a true carrying tool, and he should be able to remain at the top of a lineup at the next level. Two plus-plus tools and average skills across the board grants him a high ceiling, with plenty of safety to the floor. He's very polished at this point in his development, and while the body may not age especially well, that's a concern for another day. This is a potential first-division talent.

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