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|2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Thanks for the chat, George! What can you tell us about Samir Duenez?? He's young for his league, had a great year in 2016, has started well in 2017 yet has never been identified as a meaningful prospect. What's the story?? Thanks for sharing your thoughts. |
(Kevin from KC)
|You're welcome. I've heard nothing to indicate that he's a potential impact prospect. Sorry. (George Bissell)|
|2017-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Rob, Thanks for the chat. Can you tell me anything about Samir Duenez?? I see him batting third in AA ball at age 20 and hitting well. Looks like he had a great 2016 as well, but he doesn't appear on any prospect lists. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. |
(D Vader from KC)
|Geez, those thoughts aren't worth much. I'm not a prospects guy, so if he's not on a list, I'm kinda lost.
But I'd say this. I'm generally cautious about guys who break in as first basemen, since it implies a lack of athleticism. But Duenez has not only hit at every level, he's done it *at a very young age.* He's got nearly a .900 OPS in the Texas League, where he's over three years younger than the average player. Another 1B Royals prospect, Ryan O'Hearn, is hitting OK in the PCL, and if Hosmer gets re-signed, Duenez may be blocked. But his youth speaks positively. (Rob Mains)
|2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Did you get to see any Elier Hernandez and Samir Duenez this year in Lexington? Thoughts on them? Also: Dominique Taylor is fire.|
(Daniel from Calgary)
|I did. I wrote up Hernandez here.
Hernandez has the tools to be an above-average corner outfielder but the hit tool underwhelmed in my viewing. Arm-side pitching gives him trouble, especially arms who can spin a decent breaking ball. If I could revise the above report, I'd probably turn him in as a AAA guy realistically. I was a bit optimistic on the realistic role and would adjust downward at this point, though the ceiling remains unchanged.
Duenez was underwhelming. He played an excellent first base, but the swing was slightly long and he struggled to barrel balls up in my viewing. He's very young, however, so I'll likely see him again next season in Low-A after he performed decently in the Pioneer League after being demoted. (Ethan Purser)
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