November 28, 1997
Santon Domingo, DR
free agent (July 2014)
Scouting Scratch (9.11.17)
Notes from the Field (4.27.18)
Physical Description: Tall and lean with long limbs. Has
projection remaining, especially in his upper body, where he will need to
add strength. Looks the part.
Hit: Slightly open
stance and uses a leg-lift timing device. Long swing with a stiff upper
body. Lacks pitch recognition skills, which results in significant
swing-and-miss issues, especially on secondary offerings. Rarely walks.
Likes to cheat and open his front side early in order to get out in front
of fastballs. Average bat speed. Long way to go at the plate. In the early
makings of developing an approach, has yet to show the ability to use all
Power: Plus raw power, mainly to the pull
side. Likes the ball middle-in and will make pitchers pay for mistakes,
especially on the inner half. Issues with hit tool risk preventing him
from getting to his power in games.
Below-average speed. As he physically matures could end up slower than
Field: Lacks athleticism and fluidity in
the outfield. Needs to work on reads. Defensive profile best suited for
Arm: Fringe-average arm. Shows good
strength, but poor accuracy. Best suited for left field.
Career Notes: Participated in the Fall Instructional League in
2018. After beginning year in Salem in 2019, was demoted to Greenville and
then again to Extended Spring Training after being overmatched at the
plate at both levels.
prospect with a very wide gap between what he is at present and could be
in the future. Still very raw, and time is running out for him to begin to
develop raw tools into on-field skills. Power is best tool. Has some of
the best raw power in the system's low minors. Lack of defensive potential
and athleticism put a lot of pressure on his bat. Needs to make
significant improvements with his approach and contact skills in order to
get out of the low minors, but if he can make strides at the plate, he has upside.