Physical Description: Already
physically developed for his age. Has some projection remaining,
mainly in the upper body, where he should continue to get
stronger. Will need to watch his body to make sure he doesn't
lose any athleticism as he matures.
Starts square and utilizes a leg kick. Loose at the plate. Will
shorten up with two strikes. Good bat angle. Above-average bat
speed. Bat will take some time to develop, but already shows
advanced feel for hit for someone his age. Potential
above-average hit tool.
Power: Will show
average raw power in batting practice. Could take some time to
translate into game action. Power is primarily to the pull side
at present, but given feel for hit, should develop all-fields
Arm: Plus arm strength. Capable
of making all the throws necessary from the left side of the
Field: Soft hands, fluid
actions in the field. Strong instincts for his age. Reads the
game well; rarely lets the ball play him. Plays the game with
some flair in the field. Potential to develop into an
Run: Average speed. Won't be a huge threat to
steal bases, but could grab a few due to strong baserunning
Had some trouble staying healthy in 2018, missing extended time
due to "general soreness" after being promoted stateside from
the DSL, then pulling his hamstring in his second game after
returning, leading to a second absence. Participated in the 2018
Fall Instructional League.
Potential regular at shortstop. Wide gap between what he is now
and what he could be in the future. Lacks a standout tool, but
could develop a plethora of average to above-average tools.
Strong instincts for his age allow tools to play up. One of the
most intriguing prospects in the system, and with a strong
showing during the 2019 season could quickly become one of the
top prospects in the system.
Note: This page will be
updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team
has seen the player in regular season game action.
Spring Training Video of Antoni Flores (3.22.19)