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Brandon Valenzuela

Born: 10/02/2000 (Age: 20)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 170
Primary Position: C
Secondary Position: 1B
LG 6'0 200 lb. frame w/ a mature, physical build
Evaluator Trevor Andresen
Report Date 10/01/2021
Dates Seen Multiple
Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm (Low A, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2024 Medium 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Switch hitter w/ avg bat speed & a level swing plane from both sides. Primarily a fastball hitter who is still learning to hit/handle good spin, but puts together quality at-bats on a consistent basis. Profiles as a .240-.250 bat.
Power 40 Avg raw power, but the approach is geared more towards contact. Projecting 10-15 HR impact
Baserunning/Speed 30 Consistent 4.30+ times from the LH side. Not a runner, but speed doesn't need to be part of his game
Glove 45 Surprising athleticism/mobility behind the plate given size. Displays avg blocking ability. Hands/receiving ability more fringy to below-avg, but there's a real chance that will no longer a requirement of the position going forward w/ an electronic strike zone. Has the makeup & presence to handle a staff
Arm 50 Solid-avg strength w/ accuracy to match

Backup catcher w/ strong intangibles

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