Scouting Report: Chris Shaw (San Francisco)

ETA: 2017

BACKGROUND

Shaw was selected out of Boston College in the 1st round of the 2015 draft by the San Francisco Giants. He signed and finished the year at short-season Class A. This is his first full year of professional baseball and his first stint at the Class A Advanced level. He was promoted to Double A on June 30th.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Position 1B
Bats/Throws L/R
Height 6’ 4”
Weight 235
League Age 22 (10/20/1993)

Shaw possesses a tall, large frame with a strong, muscular build. He has broad shoulders, a compact torso, a thick chest and trim waist.  His arms are long and muscular with solid forearms while his legs are long, thick and strong. His flexibility is loose and agile and his physical projection is minimal.

OVERALL FUTURE POTENTIAL (60)

Present Future
Plate Feel 50 60
Bat Control 50 60
Hit 40 60
Power 45 65
Field 40 50
Range 45 45
Arm Strength 50 50
Arm Accuracy 50 60
Run Speed 40 40
Base Runner  45  45
Aggressiveness 50 55
Instincts 50 60

“Shaw is a big, strong left-handed hitter with an amazing swing. When I watch him play I am reminded of Joey Votto. He puts on a show in batting practice and flashes above average power to all fields. His actions at the plate are effortless as he combines a quiet, controlled approach with a powerful, compact swing. He also displays solid bat control and flashes the potential to develop a plus hit tool. He is solid on defense as he is pretty athletic for a person his size, and he features a strong arm that contains solid strength and average accuracy. I see him as an impact type player who will be a frequent all-star and, in a few years, one of the best hitters in the game.” 

HIT

Shaw stands upright at the plate with a nice bend, and his feet wide and slightly open. He holds his hands in front of his back shoulder, at shoulder level, and near his body. His elbow is up and he very slightly wags his bat, which he holds high and fairly vertical. His load is quiet and fairly fluid as his body very slightly rocks back while his hands slightly twist down and backward. He uses his short stride, which stays close to the ground, to close his hips. He presents plus timing as his hands are in a good position to hit when his stride lands. He also displays above average balance throughout his approach and swing. His swing is strong and powerful with plus bat speed and an above average twitch. It is short to the ball, quick through the zone and he drives through the ball well. His approach and swing stay consistent with two strikes, and he usually finishes with two hands on the bat.

Approach (60): Quiet. Easy.

  • Stance – Upright with a nice bend. Wide. Slightly Open. High elbow. Bat is held high, fairly vertical and very slightly waged.
  • Load – Fairly Fluid. Quiet. Body very slightly rocks back. Hands twist down and backward.
  • Stride – To Close. Short. Foot stays near the ground.

Swing (65):  Quick. Compact. Powerful.

  • Plane – Slight Uppercut. Good Lift. Short to the ball.
  • Speed –  Plus (60) Plus Twitch. Quick through the zone.
  • Strength – Good Extension. Drives through the ball.

Timing (60): Controlled. Very Repeatable.

  • Balance – Above Average (60) His body stays centered at a plus level throughout his approach and swing.
  • Rhythm – Above Average (60) His hands are usually in a good position to hit when his stride lands.

DEFENSE

Shaw displays a solid feel for the ball on the infield. He moves well on the diamond as he stays fairly low and features average range at first base. He is a big target at the first base bag who is reliable and displays a solid ability to pick the ball. He is also not afraid to leave his feet and demonstrates a solid ability to jump. He presents great arm action in warm ups which is long, loose and fluid. He will shorten up his action in a game, but his arm still features solid strength, average accuracy nice on-line carry. He presents a strong glove-to-hand transfer and his solid body control help him throw well when on the move.

  • Arm – Strength (50) Accuracy (50) Proper Action. Loose. Fluid. 
  • Hands/Field – Solid (50) Sure. Reliable. Strong glove-to-hand transfer. 
  • Footwork – Solid (50) Range (50) Stays fairly low.
  • Body Control – Agility (50) Quickness (45) Coordination (60)

RUN

When on the move Shaw displays long, fluid, powerful strides and remains fairly upright. He features below average speed, but does not clog the bases as he is at his best when going from first base to third base. He displays a slightly below average first-step and demonstrates below average aggressiveness on the bases as he does not attempt to steal at all. He does present nice leads and usually takes a solid secondary.

  • Style – Long. Fluid. Powerful. Fairly Upright.
    • Speed (40) Base Running (45) Aggressiveness (40)

Scouting Report: C.J. Hinojosa (San Francisco)

ETA: 2018

BACKGROUND

Hinojosa was selected out of the University of Texas in the 11th round of the 2015 draft by the San Francisco Giants. He signed and finished the season at short-season Class A. This is his first full season of professional baseball and his first stint at the Class A Advanced level. He was promoted to Double A on June 30th.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Position SS
Bats/Throws R/R
Height 5’ 10”
Weight 175
League Age 21 (07/15/1994)

Hinojosa possesses a thin medium sized frame with a sturdy, athletic build. He has slightly sloped shoulders, a compact torso, a thick chest and a thin waist. His flexibility is loose and agile and some strength gains remain.

OVERALL FUTURE POTENTIAL (55)

Present Future
Plate Feel 50 60
Bat Control 50 60
Hit 35 50
Power 30 40
Field 50 55
Range 50 50
Arm Strength 60 60
Arm Accuracy 55 60
Run Speed  50  50
Base Runner  50  55
Aggressiveness  55  55
Instincts 55 65

“Hinojosa can truly ball. He is a slick defensive shortstop who always seems to find the baseball. He presents strong instincts on the infield with solid range and above average arm strength. I think he can play a solid shortstop at the big-league level, but he would play above average at second base. He presents a strong swing with plus bat speed and solid bat control. He puts the ball in play a lot and flashes fair power, especially to his pull side. I see him as a quality everyday player and a major contributor.”

HIT

Hinojosa stands upright at the plate with a slight bend, and his feet are narrow and slightly open. He holds his hands close to his body, at shoulder level, and in front of his back shoulder. His elbow is down and he slightly wags his bat, which he holds fairly high and vertical. His load is fairly mechanical as he toe-taps backward, his hands remain stationary, before a medium length stride that stays pretty close to the ground.  His hands move upward and back during his stride, which at times causes him to present inconsistent rhythm at the plate. He usually demonstrates average balance as his body stays solidly centered throughout his approach and swing. He displays a strong, slightly uppercut swing that is compact and stays close to his body. He is quick through the zone, drives through the ball and makes good use of his hips. His swing features plus bat speed with solid lift and strong extension. He usually finishes with one hand on the bat.

Approach – (50): Mechanical.

  • Stance – Upright with a slight bend. Narrow. Slightly Open. Low Elbow. Hands are close to his body, at shoulder level, and in front of his back shoulder. Bat is held fairly high, vertical and waged.
  • Load – Mechanical. Weight shifts back with toe-tap backward. Hands move upward and back during stride.
  • Stride – Toe-tap backward. Medium Length. Stays pretty close to the ground.

Swing (55): Quick. Compact. His hands stay close to his body.

  • Plane – Slight Uppercut. Solid Lift. Fairly short to the ball.
  • Speed – Plus (60) Strong Twitch. Quick through the zone.
  • Strength – Strong Extension. Drives through the ball. Good use of hips.

Timing (50): Controlled. Fairly Inconsistent.

  • Balance – Average (50) Body stays solidly centered throughout approach and swing.
  • Rhythm – Slightly Below Average (45) He can be inconsistent with his hands when his stride lands.

DEFENSE

Hinojosa displays a strong feel for the ball in the infield, and he seems to always be in the right place at the right time. He moves gracefully shortstop, and presents slightly above average footwork and average range. However, his range, and his defense in general, plays up at second base. He is sure-handed with the glove and he consistently gets himself into a solid position to field the ball. He features a strong arm that displays long, loose and fluid action in warm ups. It contains plus strength, average accuracy and presents solid on-line carry. He is also aided by a slightly above average glove-to-hand transfer, which helps him to successfully turn many double plays.

  • Arm – Strength (60) Accuracy (50) Proper Action. Quick. Loose. Fluid.
  • Hands/Fielding – Strong (55) Range (50) Sure. Soft. Strong glove-to-hand transfer. Solid Backhand.
  • Footwork – Strong (55) Pivot (50)
  • Body Control – Agility (55) Quickness (50) Coordination (60)

RUN

When Hinojosa is on the move he presents long, quick, fluid strides and remains fairly upright. He features a solid first-step, but is a better runner from first base to third base. He is not a threat to steal, and he does not attempt to very often, but he is still a solid base runner who presents average leads and takes strong secondaries. Despite his lack of steal attempts, he is fairly aggressive runner on the bases who looks to take the extra base and will move up on a ball in the dirt.

  • Style – Quick. Long. Fluid. Fairly Upright.
    • Speed (50) Base Running (50) Aggressiveness (55)

Scouting Report: Steven Duggar (San Francisco)

ETA: 2018

BACKGROUND

Duggar was selected out of the University of Clemson in the 6th round of the 2015 draft by the San Francisco Giants. He signed and finished the year at short-season Class A.  This is his first full season of professional baseball and his first stint at the Class A Advanced level.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Position OF
Bats/Throws L/R
Height 6’ 2”
Weight 195
League Age 22 (11/04/1993)

Duggar possesses a tall, thin frame with a lean, lanky build. He has slightly sloped shoulders, a long torso, a flat chest and a thin waist. His arms are long and thin while his legs are long and lean. His flexibility is loose and agile while some strength gains remain. He was promoted to Double A on June 30th.

OVERALL FUTURE POTENTIAL (55)

Present Future
Plate Feel  50  60
Bat Control 50 60
Hit 45 55
Power 35 45
Field 50 55
Range 55 55
Arm Strength 55 55
Arm Accuracy 50 60
Run Speed 60 60
Base Runner  50  55
Aggressiveness 55 60
Instincts 55 65

“Duggar was one of my favorite players to watch in the California League, and I am reminded of Steve Finley when I study him on the diamond. He plays a strong center field, as he gracefully moves from gap-to-gap, and he possesses a slightly above average throwing arm. He demonstrates a strong ability to get on base, displays solid bat control and his sweet, uppercut swing flashes power to all fields. I see him as a quality, everyday center fielder in the big-leagues and a major contributor.”   

HIT

Duggar stands upright at the plate with a very slight bend, and his feet are even and just wider than shoulder width apart. He holds his hands out in front of his body, at chest level, with his arms fully extended. The bat is held fairly high, vertical and stays pretty quiet. His elbow is high, but loose. His load is fluid as his body slightly bends while his hands twist before they move upward and back. He implements a high lick leg that has medium length to it. He presents above average timing as his hands are usually in a strong position to hit when his stride lands. He also stays strongly centered throughout his approach and swing. He demonstrates a beautiful uppercut swing that contains plus bat speed and a strong twitch. It displays strong extension, good lift and is quick through the zone. His approach and swing stay consistent with two strikes. He usually finishes with two hands on the bat.

Approach (55): Fluid. Athletic.

  • Stance – Upright with a very slight bend. Even. Narrow. High elbow. Hands are held out in front of body, at chest level, with his arms fully extended. Bat is held fairly high, vertical and is quiet.
  • Load – Fluid. Body slightly bends. Hands move upward and back.
  • Stride – High Kick. Medium Length.

Swing (60): Easy. Sweet. Smooth.

  • Plane – Uppercut. Good Lift. Fairly short to the ball.
  • Speed – Plus (60) Strong Twitch. Quick through zone.
  • Strength – Strong Extension. Drives through the ball. Solid use of hips.

Timing (55): Controlled. Repeatable.

  • Balance – Above Average. Body stays pretty centered throughout approach and swing.
  • Rhythm – Average. His hands are usually in a solid position to hit when his stride lands.

DEFENSE

Duggar displays a strong feel for the ball in the outfield. He moves easy and glides from gap to gap. He plays a solid defensive center field and a slightly above average right field. He combines his above average ability to read the ball off of the bat with strong jumps and slightly above average routes. He is strong on balls hit over his head, moves well laterally and possesses slightly above average closing speed. He is also always aware of where he is at on the field and is not afraid to leave his feet. He displays great arm action as his arm is loose, fluid and gets fully extended. It presents strong on-line carry, stays low to the ground and contains slightly above average strength and average accuracy.

  • Arm – Strength (55) Accuracy (50) Proper action. Long. Loose. Fluid.
  • Hands/Field – Strong (55) Range (50) Soft. Sure Reliable.
  • Jumps/Routes – Jumps (55) Routes (55) Strong Closing Speed.
  • Body Control – Agility (55) Quickness (55) Coordination (60)

RUN

Duggar glides when on the move as he displays long, fluid, graceful strides and remains fairly upright. He features an average first-step, and is a better runner from first base to third base when he presents slightly above average speed. He is fairly aggressive on the bases, and will attempt steal, but he has not been overall successful in his young professional career. He is a strong base runner who display solid instincts on the bases and will look to take the extra base.

  • Style – Long. Fluid. Graceful. Fairly Upright.
    • Speed (55) Base Running (55) Aggressiveness (55)

Scouting Report: Michael De Leon (Texas)

ETA: 2018

BACKGROUND

De Leon was signed out of the Dominican Republic on July 2nd 2013 by the Texas Rangers. He played stateside for the first time during the 2014 season at both full-season Class A and Class A Advanced. This is his second stint at the Class A Advanced level.

Position SS
Bats/Throws S/R
Height 6’ 1”
Weight 160
League Age 19 (01/14/1997)

De Leon possesses a thin, medium sized frame with a skinny build. He has broad shoulders, a compact torso, a flat chest and a thin waist. His arms are long and thin while his legs are long and lean. His flexibility is live, loose and agile and solid strength gains remain.

OVERALL FUTURE POTENTIAL (55)

Present Future
Plate Feel  45  60
Bat Control  50  60
Hit  35  50
Power  25  35
Field  50  60
Range  55  55
Arm Strength  60  60
Arm Accuracy  55  60
Run Speed  45  45
Base Running  45  50
Aggressiveness  50  55
Instincts  55  60

“De Leon is a very young, gifted, switch-hitting shortstop who is mature beyond his years. I am reminded of Orlando Hudson when I am watch him play. He is very smooth defensively and seems to become one with the ball out on the diamond. He also demonstrates a plus arm with above average strength and strong accuracy. He does not have the best quickness, but his strong agility and strong instincts allow him to move well on the diamond and demonstrate slightly above average range. He presents a nice feel from both sides of the plate, with solid bat control, and I think he will develop into an average big-league hitter. He will display below average power, but he could develop fair power from the left side of the plate. I see him as a quality everyday type player who is a major contributor and an occasional all-star.”   

HIT

De Leon is a switch hitter who displays a similar approach and swing from both sides of the plate. From the left side, he stands upright at the plate with a slight bend, and his feet are fairly wide and even. His front foot is up on its toes and his back elbow is pretty high. He holds his hands in front of his back shoulder, at head level, and near his body. He wags the bat pretty good, which he holds high and flat. His load is fairly fluid as his body bends and slightly rocks back while his hand move up and backward. Both his arms also slightly move up during this process. He will also toe-tap backward before he demonstrates a medium length stride that stays close to the ground. He currently features average timing from the left side as his hands are usually in a solid position to hit when his stride lands. He also stays nicely balanced throughout his approach and swing. He displays a solid swing that is quick, compact and makes consistent contact. He also presents strong bat speed and a solid twitch. He usually finishes with one hand on the bat.

Approach (50): Athletic. Timing Guy.

  • Stance – Upright with a bend. Even. Fairly Wide. Pretty High elbow. Hands are held in front of back shoulder, at head level, and near his body. Bat is held high, flat and it is waged.
  • Load – Fairly Fluid. Body bends and slightly rocks back. Hands move up and backward.
  • Stride – Toe-tap back. Medium length. Foot stays near the ground.

Swing (50): Quick. Compact. Hands stay fairly close to his body.

  • Plane – Slight Uppercut. Nice Lift. Can get a little long.
  • Speed – Strong (55) Solid Twitch. Quick through the zone.
  • Strength – Solid Extension. Nice use of hips.

Timing (45): Inconsistent.

  • Balance – Body stays nicely centered throughout approach and swing.
  • Rhythm – Hands are usually in a solid position to hit when his stride lands.

DEFENSE

De Leon displays a plus feel for the ball on the infield, and plays above average defense at both shortstop and second base. His strong footwork and slightly above average range allow him to move well on the infield. He stays low, vacuums the ball out in front of his body and usually gets himself in a strong position to field the ball. His strong body control allows him to complete plays in which he leaves his feet, and also helps him throw well when on the move. De Leon features a very smooth, and quick, glove-to-hand transfer; almost as if the ball never stops its motion. He demonstrates great arm action during warms that is long, loose and fluid. He will shorten up in game action where his arm is quick and fluid. It contains plus strength and strong accuracy from the shortstop position; both of which play up at second base.

  • Arm – Strength (60) Accuracy (55) Proper Action. Loose. Fluid. Quick.
  • Hands/Field – Solid (50) Smooth. Soft. Sure. Plus glove-to-hand transfer. Strong backhand.
  • Footwork – Strong (55) Range (60) Pivot (50) 
  • Body Control – Agility (55) Quickness (50) Coordination (65)

RUN

When De Leon is on the move he displays short, quick, fluid strides and gets fairly low. He is not much of a threat to steal bases, as he is not very aggressive and presents a slightly below average first-step. However, he will take solid leads off the bag, usually gets average secondaries and will look to move up on a ball in the dirt. He is a better runner from first base to third base when he demonstrates nice run speed.

  • Style – Quick. Short. Fluid. Fairly Low.
    • Speed (45) Base Running (45) Aggressiveness (50)

Scouting Report: Felix Carvallo (Texas)

ETA: 2018

1st Base / L3Q / Great Lower Body

BACKGROUND

Carvallo was signed out of Venezuela on June 1st 2012 by the Texas Rangers. He played stateside of the first time during the 2014 season at full-season Class A. This is his second stint at the Class A Advanced level.

Position LHP
Bats/Throws L/L
Height 6’ 0”
Weight 175
League Age 22 (10/05/1993)

Carvallo possesses a fairly thick, medium-sized frame with a sturdy and durable build. He has broad shoulders, a compact torso, a thick chest and a trim waist. His arms are long and lean while his legs are long, strong and thick. His flexibility is loose and agile while his current physical projection is minimal.

OVERALL FUTURE POTENTIAL (45) 

Present Future
Arm Action  50  50
Mechanics  50  55
Delivery  45  50
Fastball (FB)  45  50
FB Movement  45  50
Breaking Ball (BB)  40  45
BB Movement  40  45
Off Speed (OS)  50  55
OS Movement  55  55
Control  40  50
Command  35  45
Poise  50  55
Aggressiveness  45  50
Baseball Instincts  50  55

ARM ACTION (50)

Long. Loose. Fluid. Slight Whip. Medium Arm Circle. Smooth Arm Circle. He throws slightly across his body, from a low three-quarter arm slot, and it adds some deception to his arm action. The ball is brought down after his hands separate, and his arm displays fairly deep action as it is brought behind his body. The ball comes out clean and he presents a strong follow-through.

MECHANICS (50)

  • Upper Body: Long, thin arms with a thick chest. Controlled. Repeatable. His arms are in strong sync with each other after his hands separate.
  • Lower Body: Long, strong and thick legs. He features a high leg kick that is brought straight up, stays controlled, and no part of it ever crosses his pivot leg. He also demonstrates a slightly above average finish as he displays strong momentum toward the plate and a solid lead leg. He posts below average extension on each of this pitches. However, he does present strong hip/shoulder separation.

DELIVERY

  • Stretch: He stands straight up on the first base side of the rubber with his front shoulder pointed toward the plate. He rests his glove on his front thigh while his throwing arm rests at his side with ball in hand. His feet are even and a couple feet apart.
  • Set (55): To come to the set position his hands are brought together at the bottom of his chest, and they continue upward to the middle of his chest before they are brought down to rest at his waist. He is slightly closed off when he is in the set position as his front leg foot is closer to first base than his pivot foot, which is on the edge of the first base side of the rubber. He keeps his pivot leg is bent and his front leg straight and stiff. To begin his delivery his hands are brought up together to neck level, they are kept close to his body, and he displays a high leg kick in which the knee is brought up to chest level. His hands are then brought down slightly before they separate at the top of his chest. His arms are in strong sync after separation and he makes good use of his upper body. He presents a slightly above average finish with fair extension, a solid lead leg and strong momentum toward the plate. He is also in a solid position to field the ball after it is released.
  • Timing (50): Solid. His hands strongly separate just as his leg kick descends downward. However, his arm is usually not quiet all the way up when his lead leg lands, which causes his throwing arm to lag behind his body. This also helps explain the below average extension he presents on each of his pitches.

REPERTOIRE

FB – Movement (45) Control (45) Command (40) 

His fastball sits around 92-93 MPH, and he mainly throws a four seam that displays nice tail and fair sink. The pitch flashes solid strike zone life and usually displays average big-league tilt. It presents an average spin rate which is around 2,200-2,300 rotations per minute. However, he produces below average extension when he throws the pitch. He currently displays slightly below average control of the pitch as he can be up in the zone with it, and his command of it is currently below average. I think he will improve his control and command of the pitch over the next couple years, and I think it will develop into an average big-league pitch.

SL – Movement (40) Deception (40) Control (40) Command (35)

His slider sits around 84-85 MPH, and is currently a work in progress. At the moment, it is his weakest pitch and he tends to be inconsistent with it. The pitch displays fairly tight spin with a slurvy 3/4 break. It does flash nice deception, as it breaks fairly late, but the pitch features below average tilt. It also presents a below average spin rate, which sits around 2,400 rotations per minute, and he creates below average extension when he throws the pitch. He currently demonstrates below average control and well -below average command of the pitch.

CH – Movement (50) Deception (45) Control (45) Command (40)

His change up sits around 85-86 MPH, and features solid fade and average sink. He is his best pitch, and it is his number one out to right handed hitters. The pitch presents solid arm side run and produces a slightly above average tilt. He demonstrates a solid spin rate when he throws the pitch, which sits around 1,500-1,700 rotations per minute. However, just like with the rest of his repertoire, he displays below average extension when he throws the pitch.

Scouting Report: Travis Demeritte (Atlanta)

ETA: 2018

BACKGROUND

Demeritte was selected out of Winder-Barrow High School (GA) in the 1st round of the 2013 draft by the Texas Rangers. He signed and finished the season in the Arizona League. This is his first year at the Class A Advanced level.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Position 2B
Bats/Throws R/R
Height 6’ 0”
Weight 180
League Age 21 (09/30/1994)

Demeritte possesses a thin, medium-sized frame with a lean, athletic build. He has square shoulders, a compact torso, a flat chest and a thin waist. Both his arms and legs are long and wiry while his flexibility is live, loose and agile. Solid strength gains remain.

OVERALL FUTURE POTENTIAL (60)

Present Future
Plate Feel 45 60
Bat Control 40 55
Hit 30 45
Power 40 60
Fielding  45  55
Range  55  55
Arm Strength 55 55
Arm Accuracy 50 60
Run Speed  55  55
Base Running  55  60
Aggressiveness  55  55
Instincts  55  60

“Demeritte is an athletic middle infielder with a gifted right-handed swing. He flashes plus power potential with a swing that presents slightly above average extension and great lift. It does have some swing-n-miss to it, but he also flashes strong plate discipline and slightly above average pitch recognition. He demonstrates nice defense, especially at second base, and he is playable at shortstop. He is also quick enough, and his arm is strong enough, to play a solid third base. I see him as an impact type player and a frequent all-star.” 

HIT

Demeritte stands upright at the plate with a little bend, and his feet are open and slightly wider than shoulder width apart. His hands are held above his back shoulder, at head level, and almost directly behind his head. He slightly wags his bat which he holds high and flat. His elbow is high, but not very stiff. He presents an athletic and fluid load in which his body slightly rocks back while his hand move backward. He also implements a really high leg kick, which he uses to close his hips, but at times can get a little long. He features slightly above average rhythm at the plate as his hands are usually in a strong position to hit when his stride foot lands. He is pretty centered throughout his approach and swing, however he can be inconsistent with his balance as at times his hips are already slightly open when his stride foot lands. He displays a great right-handed swing that is short to the ball and contains plus bat speed. It is smooth and easy through the zone while it presents plus extension and plus lift. He usually finishes with one hand on the bat.

Approach (55): Athletic. Fluid.

  • Stance – Upright with a nice bend. Very open. Wide. High elbow. Hands held head level, right next to head. Bat is held high, flat and waged.
  • Load – Fluid. Body slightly rocks back. Hands move backward.   
  • Stride – To Close. Really High Kick. Long.

Swing (65): Easy. Sweet. Smooth. Hands stay close to his body. Some swing-n-miss.

  • Plane – Slight Uppercut. Good Lift. Short to the ball.
  • Speed – Plus (60) Quick through the zone. Strong Twitch.
  • Strength – Great Extension. Good use of hips.

Timing (45): Fairly Controlled. Fairly Repeatable.

  • Balance – Fair. Stays pretty centered, but at times his hips open a little too early.
  • Rhythm – Above Average. Hands in are in a strong position to hit when his stride lands.

DEFENSE

Demeritte displays a strong feel for the ball on the infield. He is playable at both third base and shortstop, but is best suited for second base where he presents slightly above average range for the position. Demeritte features solid footwork, stays fairly low, fields the ball out in front and usually gets his body in a strong position to do so. He is stronger on ground balls hit to his right, but he does display a solid backhand on ground balls to his left. He possesses soft, sure hands, which are pretty reliable for the most part, and he gets rid of the ball quickly with a smooth and fluid glove-to-hand transfer. In warm ups he displays good arm action that is long, loose and fluid. He will shorten up during the game where his arm presents solid strength and average accuracy.

  • Arm – Strength (50) Accuracy (50) Proper Action. Loose. Fluid.
  • Hands/Fielding – Nice (45) Soft. Sure. Strong glove-to-hand transfer. Solid backhand.
  • Footwork – Solid (50) Range (55) Pivot (50)
  • Body Control – Agility (55) Quickness (55) Coordination (60)

RUN 

Demeritte displays long, fluid, graceful strides, and remains fairly upright, when on the move. He features a solid first-step, but is a better runner from first base to third base where he presents slightly above average run speed. He will attempt to steal the occasional base, and does so at a fair clip, but he is not overly aggressive on the bases. He displays strong leads, usually takes strong secondaries and will look to move up on a ball in the dirt.

  • Style – Long. Fluid. Graceful. Fairly Upright.
    • Speed (55) Base Running (55) Aggressiveness (55)

Scouting Report: Jose Trevino (Texas)

ETA: 2018

BACKGROUND

Trevino was selected out of Oral Roberts University in the 6th round of the 2014 amateur draft by the Texas Rangers. He signed and finished the season at the short-season Class A level. This is his first season at the Class A Advanced level.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Position Catcher
Bats/Throws R/R
Height 5’ 11”
Weight 195
League Age 23 (11/28/1992)

Trevino possesses a medium sized frame with a strong, durable build. He has a long torso, a thick chest and a trim waist. His arms are long and strong while his legs are long and lean. Flexibility is loose and agile. Minimal physical projection.

OVERALL FUTURE POTENTIAL (55)

Present Future
Plate Feel  50  60
Bat Control  50  60
Hit  40  50
Power  30  40
Field  55  60
Range  50  50
Arm Strength  55  55
Arm Accuracy  50  55
Run Speed  45  45
Base Running  50  50
Aggressiveness  50  50
Instincts  55  60

“Trevino is a strong defensive catcher who is athletic behind the plate and demonstrates a slightly above average arm. He is a strong receiver, with soft hands, and displays a solid ability to frame pitches. I really enjoyed watching Trevino play this season, and I am reminded of Mike Napoli when I see him at the plate. His swing presents above average bat speed, with a good twitch, and he consistently puts the ball in play at 95 MPH plus. I see him as a potential impact type player who is a major contributor and an occasional all-star.”  

HIT

Trevino stands upright at the plate with a slight bend, and his feet are even and slightly wider than shoulder width apart. His hands are held above his back shoulder, just above head level, and near his body. His elbow is up and he holds the bat high and vertical. He also slightly twitches the bat, similar to Mike Napoli, before he starts his load. He displays a very quiet, mechanical load in which his body bends while his hands move down and very slightly backward. He presents a medium length stride that stays close to the ground. However, at times, he can get a little long with it. Overall, his balance is slightly above average as his hands are in a good position to hit when his stride lands. He also usually does a solid job of keeping his body weight centered throughout his approach and swing. He presents a strong swing that contains plus bat speed and a good twitch. He drives through the ball well, is short to the ball, quick through the zone and he makes consistent contact. His approach and swing stay pretty consistent with two strikes, but he will choke up on the bat a little more. He usually finishes with two hands on the bat.

Approach (55): Quiet. Mechanical.

  • Stance – Upright with a slight bend. Fairly Narrow. Even. High elbow. Bat is held high, vertical and waged. Hands held above his back shoulder, just above head level, and next to his body.
  • Load – Mechanical. Quiet. Body bends slightly. Hands move down slightly and backward.
  • Stride – Short. Foot stays near the ground.

Swing (55): Quick. Hands stay close to his body. Strong wrists/forearms. 

  • Plane –  Level. Short to the ball.
  • Speed – Plus (60) Good Twitch. Quick through the zone.
  • Strength – Drives through the ball.

Timing (55): Quiet. Very Controlled.

  • Balance – Stays solidly centered throughout his approach and swing. Needs to work on back foot.
  • Rhythm – His hands are in a good position to hit when his stride lands.

DEFENSE

Trevino displays a solid feel for the ball behind the plate. He is a strong receiver who keeps his forearms quiet and receives the ball with soft, sure hands. He currently presents an average big-league ability to frame the ball. He is pretty athletic behind the dish as he features strong footwork, solid range and average ability to block the ball. He is also quick to get out of the catchers box and pounce on balls hit in front of the plate. Trevino has thrown out base runners at a pretty decent clip so far in his young professional career. He gets the ball out of the glove and up quickly, with a strong glove-to-hand transfer, and his slightly above average footwork helps him get his body in a good position to throw the ball. He features a slightly above average pop-time with a solid arm that contains strong strength and solid accuracy. He takes strong control of the game and does a solid job of helping his pitchers throughout its duration. His competitiveness is obvious as he seems to live and die with the result of each batter.

  • Arm – Strength (55) Accuracy (50) Proper Action. Quick. Fluid.
  • Hands/Fielding – Strong (55) Block (50) Pop-Time (55) Soft. Sure.
  • Footwork – Strong (55) Range (50) Good mechanics behind the plate.
  • Body Control – Agility (55) Quickness (50) Coordination (60) 
  • Pitch Frame – Solid (50) Receive (55) Quiet forearms.

RUN

When Trevino is on the move he presents long, fluid strides and remains fairly upright. He displays a solid first-step but is not much of  a threat on the bases, as he very rarely attempts to steal a bag. He does present solid leads, but is not too aggressive and usually takes fair secondaries. However, he will take a stronger secondary with two outs. He is a better runner from first base to third base when he will feature slightly below average run speed.

  • Style – Long. Fluid. Controlled. Fairly Upright.
    • Speed (45) Base Running (50) Aggressiveness (50)