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Luis Campusano

Born: 09/29/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 232
Primary Position: C
Secondary Position: 1B
Listed at 6-foot, 215 pounds, Campusano has the physique and athleticism of a middle linebacker. His natural combination of fast-twitch actions and strength could develop into a valuable two-way catcher.
Evaluator Brandon Williams
Report Date 08/14/2019
Dates Seen 25+ Cal League games
Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm (High A, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 Medium 55 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Campusano's simple hitting philosophy and short, efficient stroke consistently produce scorching liners gap-to-gap, allowing him to hit for a Cal League-leading .322 average with 27 doubles through 92 games. His experience behind the plate certainly contributes to his advances pitch recognition and strike-zone awareness.
Power 55 Utilizing a relatively flat, contact-promoting swing, Campusano has generated 12 homers and 27 doubles while slugging .499 through 97 games, evidence of his natural strength. As the 20-year-old continues to develop his skills and abilities, he should add more lift and power to his offensive game.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Natural athleticism allows Campusano to move well around the bags with quickness and efficiency. His advanced baseball instincts make him a savvy baserunner, although he's yet to steal a base in 204 games as a pro.
Glove 50 A capable defender behind the plate, Campusano may not 'Wow' you with his feats, but he can make all the routine plays. His natural athleticism provides a good base for the 20-year-old backstop to develop from. He moves well behind the dish and demonstrates leadership qualities and grit.
Arm 50 Good athleticism and nimble feet enable a quick release with accuracy. There's room for improvement when it comes to the running game though, as opposing baserunners have stolen 70 bases on Campusano's watch in 87 attempts.

Campusano is capable of being a valuable everyday catcher who can contribute on both sides of the ball. He plays with an advanced baseball IQ, and his combination of natural athleticism and cultivated skill makes him an exciting prospect. He should ready to contribute to a big league club by 2021.

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