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Adrian Morejon

Born: 02/27/1999 (Age: 18)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 165
Mechanics
Very young but body is physically mature, probably heavier than listed 165 pounds, wide hips, build has some softness to it and could require maintenance; starts from a semi wind-up, plus arm speed into standard three-quarters arm slot, clean, easy delivery, shows balance and repeat-ability; plus command potential; 1.35-1.45 delivery time
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 08/01/2017
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
Dates Seen 7/29/17
OFP/Risk 60/High
Realistic 55; No. 4 Starter
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
4-Seam FB 65 65 93-94 95 Jumps out of the hand, has some late life, heavy down in the zone, showed feel to elevate, plus command to both sides
2-Seam FB 50 60 90-92 92 Solid arm-side run, advanced feel for age, will run in on the hands of left handed hitter to miss barrels, refinement of command will make for a plus offering in the future
CB 50 60 75-78 78 Plus feel, 1-6 movement, has bite, swing and miss potential, will bury in the dirt when ahead in the count, needs to become more consistent, will occasionally leave up
CH 40 50 83-86 86 Good velocity separation, shows some late tumble dropping out of the zone; inconsistent arm speed; could become average offering
Overall

The big-ticket purchase of San Diego's 2016 international signings, Morejon has the stuff of a top shelf pitching prospect. With an easy, low effort delivery and advanced feel, it's easy to forget that he is just 18 years old. There is plus command potential and four pitches that project to above average. If he can develop at least one into a true out pitch, there is a ceiling of a number two starter. Without, there is still a profile of middle-rotation starter that is tough on lefties.


Trent Clark

Born: 11/01/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 205
Primary Position: RF
Secondary Position:
Physical/Health
Big arms; athletic, projectability remaining.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 07/20/2017
Dates Seen 3x in June
Affiliate Carolina Mudcats (High A, Brewers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 Moderate 50 45; Second-Division Starter No
Makeup

Immature, doesn't keep focus all the time, will hustle in spurts.

Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Short stride, off balance, max effort; above-average bat speed, lots of noise, leans on back foot often, throws hands at ball, loud contact potential, ball jumps off bat when he connects, wild mechanics make him late on plus velo, questionable bat-to-ball ability, pulls head too easily, lacked an approach, athletic stroke leaves potential to improve tool; physical tools allow for a fringe average utility projection.
Power 50 Strength in frame creates plus raw power, flashes ability to improve mild leverage, game power lags due to contact issues, power comes with decent loft; projects potential mid-teens power.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Clocked at 4.14, maintains speed from station to station; shows burst out of the box.
Glove 50 Choppy mover, above-average range for right field, athletic for a corner spot, covers ground quickly, careless on routine plays, profiles better in right than in center field.
Arm 45 Fringe-average arm strength; short arms a bit, throws with enough velo to efficiently hit cut off men.
Overall

Clark’s potential lies above what his realistic impact will be at the major league level. While he’s still young in High-A, his mechanics and approach are still too wild to let his natural hitting ability play the way it should. He has the capability to play center, but I question his ability to lead an outfield. His raw tools are evident, but there’s just too many holes in his game to project him as a likely major-league caliber starter.


Isan Diaz

Born: 05/27/1996 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 185
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position:
Physical/Health
Smooth athlete; strength in smaller frame; could add some more strength, but may affect movements at short.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 07/20/2017
Dates Seen 6/22/17 (BP), 6/24/17
Affiliate Carolina Mudcats (High A, Brewers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 Moderate 55 50; Major-League Regular No
Makeup

Thrown out after he punched catcher in brawl, wears emotions on his sleeve.

Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Flashes plus bat speed, whippy swing, quality plate coverage, potential to spray ball with high frequency, susceptible to the strikeout, pulls heads fairly frequently, swing remains long with two strikes, gets underneath pitches too much, swing needs tightening, athleticism leaves lots of room for growth; projects potential average utility.
Power 55 Plus raw power, drives ball from pole-to-pole, leverage allows for high loft, doesn’t have to sqaure in order to lift, quality hand speed can drive plus velo; contact issues tick tool down to above-average game utility.
Baserunning/Speed 45 Clocked 4.27, can get too aggressive given fringe-average speed, has a bit of burst out of the box, doesn’t hold top speed too long.
Glove 45 Average range, lacks quick twitchiness to make flash plays, too lax at times, projects better at second base.
Arm 50 Average arm strength, questionable whether he can stick at short, doesn’t velo/carry to make quality throws on the move in the gap.
Overall

Diaz is the rare middle infielder whose power grades better than his ability to hit for contact. He projects to produce much better power numbers at his likely position of second base than his peers, and he has enough natural hit tools to project average hit utility.. His fielding and speed don’t weigh down his projection enough to keep him from potentially being an above-average major league regular, with his floor sitting just below that.


Corey Ray

Born: 09/22/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position:
Physical/Health
Quick-twitch athlete; smaller frame with more strength than you’d expect; larger lower half for his body; well-conditioned.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 07/20/2017
Dates Seen 3x in June
Affiliate Carolina Mudcats (High A, Brewers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 Low 50 50; Major-League Regular No
Makeup

Can get upset with himself at times, but seems like a hard worker.

Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Can get off balance; above-average bat speed, swings out of his shoes at times, some swing and miss, swing can get long, loose hands, potential for consistent, hard contact oppo way, potential quality spray hitter, athleticism to project above-average barrel control, struggles keeping weight back on breaking balls, aggressive approach hurts his overall hit tool; projects to grow into average utility.
Power 50 Above-average raw power, strength to drive in small frame, leverage allows for solid loft, effort needed for home runs, potential swing and miss problems when aiming for power, better gap power; projects to average game utility at maturity.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Clocked 4.07, aggressive mentality can lead to mistakes, plus burst on bases.
Glove 50 Speed yields plus range, takes inefficient routes at times, could stand to be more assertive, capable of making flash plays that not many outfielders cannot, inconsistencies leave some doubt whether he’s a long-term center fielder, but should play a capable center field at maturity.
Arm 50 Average arm strength, gets enough velo/carry to hit cutoff men with consistency.
Overall

Ray grades out as average in everything besides his speed, which makes gives him the ceiling of a major-league regular. He’s likely to reach that ceiling given that his tools are rather developed at 22 years old, but he just doesn’t have the pop in his bat or enough barrel control to grade out as an above-average hitter or power threat. He’s an athletic outfielder who profiles in left or center and should be able to hit enough to keep a regular spot on a potential playoff team.


Isaac Paredes

Born: 02/18/1999 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 175
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 3B
Physical/Health
Strong, bigger than listed 175 pounds, wide shoulders, physically mature, body will require maintenance.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/23/2017
Dates Seen 11X April-July
Affiliate South Bend Cubs (Low A, Cubs)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2021 High 50 40; Bat-first utility infielder Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Slightly open stance, hands start high and tend to drift during load; above-average barrel control and hand-eye coordination; aggressive approach, gets good swings at balls he should not swing at.
Power 45 Fringe average in-game power, 55 raw, pull power; average bat speed with mild leverage; approach geared more for line drives.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Average 4.33 home to first on multiple clocks; heavy feet, slow first step out of the box; probable half-grade regression as body matures.
Glove 50 Soft hands, makes quick transfers, average lateral range; shift away from shortstop is probable due to body type.
Arm 60 Above-average arm strength, accurate; could play at any infield position.
Overall

The Cubs invested heavily in Mexico during the 2015 International Signing period, including Paredes who was signed for $800,000. One of the youngest players in the Midwest League, he has shown advanced bat to ball skills and some pop while playing a quality shortstop. There is a probable move away from short due to lack of lateral quickness but the glove and arm will play wherever he lands in the infield. The speed is below average and there are questions about how the power will play but the hit tool and defense should carry him to a major league lineup.