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Alexander Canario

Born: 05/07/2000 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 165
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position: CF
Large frame, lean and athletic with excellent body control, room for moderate amount of good weight to be added.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 06/14/2022
Dates Seen Multiple 2021/2022
Affiliate South Bend Cubs (High A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2023 Very High 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Upright, slightly open stance; Despite professional experience he's still raw, trying to find a consistent setup. Lacks balance, too often he gets caught out front and swings without incorporating lower half. Pitch recognition and two strike approach were close to non-existent when I saw him in the fall of 2021 but have improved this season. Aggressive hitter, will expand the zone, too often chasing pitches he cannot drive.
Power 50 Canario has plus raw power generated by above average bat speed, but loses a grade in-game due to hit tool deficiencies. He will punish mistakes, driving them over the wall to all fields. However, will too often sell out for power.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Athletic with plus raw speed, (4.30 average home to first on multiple clocks.) He will swipe the occasional bag but is not a consistent threat to run. Speed will play average with physical maturity.
Glove 50 Not a flashy defender but capable of handling all three outfield positions. Shows solid instinct and gets good jumps on balls off of the bat.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength, average arm for right, above for left and center; throws are accurate and show good carry.

There's a huge amount of variance in Canario's profile, all of which are dependent on the bat. I'm encouraged by the improvements that I witnessed this spring, especially the approach, and I think he'll hit enough to be a second-division regular. However, there is the positive risk that his talent and continued instruction coax out an above-average major league outfielder.

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