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Yusniel Diaz

Born: 10/07/1996 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 215
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: LF
Physical, looks thicker than listed weight. Strong, thick lower half. Broad shoulders and strength in upper body and arms. With age, I expect player to add more weight, fill out to a corner outfield body
Evaluator John Eshleman
Report Date 01/04/2018
Dates Seen Nov 3-4
Affiliate Glendale Desert Dogs (, )
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 Moderate 55 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Noisy set-up: during windup, player shifts set up with weight to back foot, front leg fully extended on toe; hands at shoulders. Toe tap w/ moderate stride; short load. Keeps weight back as long as possible, stays upright. Swing is short with plus bat speed and good hip rotation. Hips drift, barrel drags. Player has solid pitch recognition skills with some feel to hit and ability to lay off off-speed. Plate discipline is plus. Average bat speed. Bat-to-ball skills and feel to hit help compensate for issues with swing mechanics.
Power 55 Currently 55 raw/50 game, projects to 60 raw power, will play to 55 in games. Swing has leverage and bat path to hit balls in the air, but player is selective and often sticks to line drive approach. Shows both level and elevated bat path in BP and games. HR power pull side at present, looking to line drive away.
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.27 home to first time. Only average first step quickness but runs better underway. While slightly above-average now, will eventually settle in to average speed. He could steal some bases but is not a true burner.
Glove 50 Routes in need of refinement, lacks quick first step. Does well charging the ball and moving in; less confident moving back. With average speed and more reps, projects to average in outfield corner; lacks the range to play CF.
Arm 55 Arm is strong enough for right field; some length to throwing actions but nothing of overwhelming concern.

Player has tweener risk, but future defensive home is in a corner. RF is the best fit given above-average arm and average range at the position. Player does enough good things at the plate to carve out an average regular role, with his best attributes being a patient approach and good eye. There's just enough of the hit/power combo with average defense to nail down a role as a regular RF.

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