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Teoscar Hernández

Born: 10/15/1992 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 205
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Athletic body; lean and strong; chest and legs are thick; 6-2/180 is close to accurate; maybe a little heavier; aggressive approach to the game; almost maxed out; body should maintain well.
Evaluator Chris Rodriguez
Report Date 05/04/2014
Dates Seen 4/8, 4/10, 4/12, 4/17, 4/18, 4/22, 4/24
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 High 55 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Wide stance; square to the pitcher; plus bat-speed; hands work well; very quick trigger; has a tendency for hard contact; crushes fastballs; can be fooled by off-speed; expands the zone; hands begin to drift forward early and can't stay back long enough and consistent enough to generate enough to bat speed/torque; a lot of check swings vs. off-speed; recognition is lacking at the moment; likes to attack pitchers early; swing has some loft and leverage; will always be some swing and miss in his game due to his aggressive approach.
Power 45 Raw power is above average; surprising strength; bat speed and leverage to create backspin; attacks first pitch fastballs with the best of them; hitting a ton of doubles and triples at the present; will transition into over-the-fence power soon; hit tool will limit the power long-term; easy double-digit power down the line.
Baserunning/Speed 60 present above-average speed; 4.19-4.21 to first base consistently; 3.95 on a jailbreak bunt; more athletic than speed indicates; body is almost at maturity leading me to believe he can maintain his speed long-term; good base stealer; gets good jumps and reads the pitcher well; stole 3rd base when the pitcher fell asleep.
Glove 60 Above-average center fielder; gets good jumps off the bat; routes are solid; speed allows him to cover a ton of ground; plus instincts; made a ton of highlight reel plays.
Arm 50 Solid-average arm; has good carry; hits the cutoff man with ease; enough arm to stick in center; aggressive in other aspects, but not careless with the arm.

I was very impressed with the overall skill-set of Hernandez. He's a player who can display all five tools in the same game and have a huge impact. The hit tool is a work-in-progress due to his approach- which I'm not sure he can tone down due to his aggressive tendencies on a baseball field- but with plus bat-speed and good hands, I believe it can reach league-average going forward. The risk is tied to the hit tool, but I believe he can hit enough to allow his other tools to shine. 2nd-div starter for me with a chance for more if it all clicks.

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