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Diego Cartaya

Born: 09/07/2001 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 219
Primary Position: C
Extra-Large frame, physical and strong with a thick lower half; Mild projectable growth remaining.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/20/2022
Dates Seen Multiple June 2022
Affiliate Great Lakes Loons (High A, Dodgers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2024 High 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Currently operates out of an upright, balanced, slightly open stance. The swing is quiet and features a mild load and leg kick. Has a feel for the barrel and makes plenty of hard contact with above-average bat speed and leveraged bat path. Length in the swing will create some swing and miss but he controls the zone well for a young player.
Power 70 Easy double-plus raw generated by above-average bat speed and physical strength. Ball jumps off the bat with his natural loft in the swing. A solid approach at the plate keeps the power playing in-game. Most of the current pop goes pull side but with more reps he'll learn to use the entire field.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Current below average foot speed and slow to accelerate. He will slow down even more as he matures becoming a base clogger.
Glove 50 Despite his lack of speed, Cartaya does show the ability to become a legitimate backstop. He's agile and shows an ability to block balls in the dirt. Continues to improve his receiving skills and game-calling ability.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength and he displays good carry and accuracy. Quick transfers make him tough to steal on.

Cartaya's still pretty raw, especially behind the plate, but if it all comes together there is a chance he becomes an All-Star behind the plate. The power's the carrying tool, his strength and bat speed make for easy pop to all fields. He's made strides behind the plate but it's still not a lock he sticks as a backstop. If he does slide down the defensive spectrum, the bat will be strong enough to handle the move.

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