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Rodolfo Castro

Born: 05/21/1999 (Age: 20)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 205
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: SS
Athletic, rangy, and somewhat lean but solidly built with a bit of room for projection. Long arms and legs make it appear to the naked eye that he is taller than listed.
Evaluator Ben Spanier
Report Date 06/05/2019
Dates Seen April/May 2019
Affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2022 High 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Loose, whippy swing with a two-hand finish. Makes loud contact when he stays through the ball but has a tendency to pull off of it, especially from the left side, which leads to vulnerability on good breaking balls and pitches on the outer part of the plate. Pretty swing with a natural uppercut, but can get loopy at times. Approach isn't terrible but he strikes out a bit too much and has spots where he can be exploited.
Power 55 Primarily gap-to-gap doubles type power but has tapped into previously un-evidenced home run pop this year in a league not known for yielding strong power numbers. When he is going well he sends screaming high line-drives around the field, and the ball carries the other way as well as pull-side.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Average speed with long strides; won't add or subtract a lot of value on the base-paths.
Glove 55 Primarily a second baseman but also shows good actions at shortstop. Is smoother than you might think looking at him, especially coming in on the ball and finishing the play. Didn't notice exceptional range, but has a long reach and solid reactions.
Arm 60 Strong and accurate arm that plays better at short than second, where he generally adopts a side-arm motion. Arm plays well when turning double plays, is effective form multiple angles, and is strong enough for third.

Has the ceiling of a starting middle-infielder, but a utility outcome is more likely. Even that carries some risk, as it is possible his hit tool never completely comes together and he fizzles out at the upper levels of the minors. Still, there is an intriguing package of tools and skills here.

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