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George Valera

Born: 11/13/2000 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: CF
Average build, athletic frame, not notably physical, limited projection left
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 06/30/2022
Dates Seen 6/14/22-6/17/22, 6/19/22
Affiliate Akron RubberDucks (AA, Indians)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2023 High 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Wide open, stooped over like an old timey baseball card photo, steps/dives in to close, waggly and rips it up through the zone with 70 bat speed, barrel control is better than you'd think, but still tops a lot of balls or swings over at his thighs, never expands, some incredible takes. Does damage on contact, but not enough maybe, super high variance hit tool, on-base should be solid though. Stays in well against lefties, can get him inside given how much he dives in
Power 60 Ball goes boom when he gets the barrel on it, and it's plus raw that plays line to line. Consistent hard contact although the top end exits are just "good." Approach should allow him to get to most of the raw. 25-home-run type bat with plenty of doubles to the left-center gap as well.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Perfectly fine runner but violence in the swing means he's never going to pop big home to first. Not a base stealing threat but won't be station to station
Glove 55 Graded here as a left fielder, has played all three spots and saw in all three. Aggressive defender that tracks well in the gaps, straight line speed isn't ideal for center although he wouldn't kill you there and could handle a smaller outfield.
Arm 55 Accurate, solid, better fit for left than right.

High variance, impact offensive corner outfielder. Under our old system would argue to 60/40 and he's more likely to be one of those than just an average regular. Potential impact on-base and slugging even in a corner, might hit .220. I know what I'm betting on here though.

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