March 16, 1996
Puerto Plata, DR
free agent (Nov. 2013)
Photo © John Silver
Physical Description: Athletic frame for a
catcher. Filled-out since signing. Looks his listed height and weight.
Hit: Stands straight up in the box, crouches slightly
and taps toe upon approach. Uppercut swing, quick wrists. Fringe-average
hit tool, may struggle with advanced off-speed pitching. Makes hard
contact when he gets the bat on the ball. Below-average plate discipline –
lacks patience and will swing at some bad pitches.
Average power. Heavy pull-side hitter.
Decent speed for a catcher, but will not be part of his game.
Arm: Above-average arm. Struggles with accuracy.
Defense: Currently a below-average defensive backstop,
but flashes potential. Has also spent a lot of time at third base. Needs
work on his footwork, blocking, and game calling.
Notes: Signed out of the Dominican in Fall 2013. Hit well up the
ladder through Rookie Ball and A-Ball, but spent a lot of time splitting
time at catcher and third base. Has missed time regularly due to a variety
of injuries. Participated in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 Fall Instructional
League. Suffered a shin fracture in 2019 spring training, causing him to
miss most of the 2019 season.
Summation: Projects as a high-minors
contributor with the potential to develop into an offensive-minded backup
catcher with some versatility to also backup corner infield. Needs to make
significant strides on defense, improve his patience at the plate, and
show that he can hit advanced pitching.