Physical Description: Tall, athletic frame with
lots of remaining projection. Looks the part, has the room to
add strength without impacting his athleticism.
Hit: Starts slightly open with his hands high. Some
pre-pitch hand movement, but consistently ends up in a good
hitting position. Utilizes a toe-tap timing device. Good
separation in his swing. Quick hands, plus bat speed. Fluid
swing. Makes a lot of contact on pitches in the zone and has had
no problems with velocity early in his career. Will work counts
and has some feel for the strike zone, but still in the early
stages of developing his approach. Does expand the zone against
quality offspeed pitches, but has shown a willingness to take a
walk. When he gets ahead in the count, is aggressive,
hunting fastballs he can hit. Ball makes a different sound when
he squares it up. Will go to all fields and hits the ball
extremely hard for someone his age and is already producing major
league-quality exit velocities as a teenager. Still has a ways
to go in developing his approach, but shows the raw tools to
develop an above-average hit tool.
Will show plus raw power in batting practice. As he physically
matures, could add even more raw power. Has already shown the
ability to impact the baseball in games as well. Hits the ball
extremely hard and can drive the ball with backspin. Shows the
makings of all-fields power. Batting practice is very impressive
when he lets it go. Potential for plus game power at his peak.
Run: Plus speed.
Plays faster than he grades out due to his athleticism and
agility. When he moves it is effortless. Covers ground extremely
Field: Shows good instincts
and reads in center field. Plus range. Takes long strides and
glides to the ball. Projects to stick in center field, where he
could be a plus defender.
Above-average arm strength. Plenty of arm for center field.
Career Notes: Received the largest bonus in the Red
Sox January 2021 international free agent class. Missed the
first two weeks of the 2021 season for undisclosed reasons.
Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program. Entered 2023
as a consensus top 100 prospect.
Summation: Potential everyday player who adds
significant value in all facets of the game. High-risk prospect
with a wide variance of outcomes. Checks all the boxes you look
for in a prospect his age. If he reaches his potential, all five
tools could grade at least as average. Raw power is his best
current tool, but has the potential to hit for average as well.
Has the highest upside of any Latin American prospect in the
system. Scouts praised him as the best position player they saw
in the FCL during the 2022 season.
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