September 5, 1995
La Romana, DR
free agent (July 2012)
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Physical Description: Average build, with some physical
projection. Needs to add strength.
Generates plus bat speed with quick hands. Strong bat-to-ball skills.
Potential solid-average hit tool. Unique pre-pitch setup with hands high
and wide open stance. Long stride, but gets front leg down early. Solid
weight transfer. Able to turn on the inside pitch. Slight uppercut swing
path. Tracks pitches well. Solid pitch recognition, willing to take a
Power: Below-average present power with
gap power potential. Can square up mistake pitches and drive them with
Arm: Fringe-average arm strength,
profiles best at second base.
in the field, but average potential. Hands arenít great and choppy
footwork. Prone to lazy mechanics and will tend to field balls off to the
side that he has time to field in front. Coaches consistently get on him
for poor fundamentals in the field.
speed. Took some time to come back after ACL tear, and looked slow while
wearing a bulky knee brace in 2013. Can steal a base.
Career Notes: Son of a scout. Originally signed as a shortstop.
Tore his ACL prior to signing with the Red Sox in 2012, which likely drove
down his signing bonus.
utility infielder; ceiling of a second-division starter. Bat-first profile at second base, but is limited due to swing mechanics. Will need to hit, as
defensive skillset does not project as above-average at second or profile anywhere else in the infield, and bat
will not play well in an outfield corner. Needs to improve consistency
and focus in the field. Solid instincts.