Physical Description: Thin frame with some
remaining projection. Above-average athlete.
Starts square in a slight crouch. Slight leg lift. Wide stance,
repeatable swing with smooth mechanics. Good extension and bat
speed but swing can get long at times. Knows the strike zone,
but still struggles with pitch recognition. Has the tendency to
expand the zone against off-speed pitches. At his best when he
looks to drive the ball in the gaps rather than sell out for
power. Aggressive at the plate, looks to attack fastballs.
Potential average hit tool.
show average raw power in batting practice. Potential for
fringe-average game power if he fills out physically and starts
to lift the ball more.
speed. Moves well on the bases. Physical maturation could limit
Field: Inconsistent defensively
at present. Will flash soft hands and fluid actions in the
field, but also will miss a routine play. Average range, a
little stiff and upright in the field. Bad decision-making also
leads to errors on plays where he would be better suited to just
hold the ball. Started playing some second base at the end of
the 2021 season and might be a better fit there long-term.
Potential average defender at second base. Could be passable at
shortstop, but unlikely to be able to handle that position in a
Arm: Average arm strength. Will occasionally
show more than that, but will often dial throws way back in
order to ensure accuracy.
Career Notes: Nephew of former
MLB player Carlos Beltran, whose baseball academy he attended.
Committed to University of Miami before being drafted. First
overall pick in the 2019 draft in the Puerto Rican winter
league. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019
and 2020. Did not play in 2020 Puerto Rican winter league due to
a wrist injury. Did not participate in the 2021 Puerto Rican
winter league despite being announced as part of the Caguas
roster. Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up.
Summation: Potential up-and-down utility player. Lacks
a true carrying tool, but has several that grade in the 40-50
range. If he physically matures and shows improvement at the
plate like he did at the end of 2021, projection changes and
could develop into a second division regular.
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