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Jonathan Ornelas

Born: 05/26/2000 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 196
Primary Position: SS
Smallish frame but physical; wiry strong, athletic and twitchy.
Evaluator Ben Spanier
Report Date 09/03/2019
Dates Seen June, July, August
Affiliate Hickory Crawdads (Low A, Rangers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2022 Medium 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Consistently barrels balls up for hard contact despite an aggressive swing that at times appears wild. Has good, active hands and can catch up to good velocity as well as adjust to breaking and off-speed stuff. Approach is generally pull-heavy but he has the ability to lay back and shoot the ball the other way when he wants to. Patient approach for age and stage in career, but strikes out his share.
Power 50 Can definitely project power even with the smaller frame. May put on a few more pounds of muscle and has the bat speed and exit velo already. Doesn't get cheated at the plate, either.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Above-average to good speed. Knows how to run the bases, from what I've seen.
Glove 55 Good defender at short, where he's played the greatest share of his innings this season. Has the first step, range and instincts to handle the six. Have seen less of him at second and third, but he's spent a lot of time in those places as well and seems competent. Has moonlighted in the outfield as well.
Arm 55 Good arm from different angles, enough to handle both short and third.

Interesting player who has performed precociously as a teenager in full-season ball. Has a lot of tools at the plate he hasn't quite tapped into yet and is versatile in the field. Looks like a middle-infielder to me, but has played a lot of third and has the skillset. Already looks like a reliable jack-of-all trades type who could explode a bit once the bat really starts to show itself.

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