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Carlos Penalver

Born: 05/17/1994 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 170
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: SS
Physical/Health
6'1 170. Athletic middle infield build. Wiry, strong, with a bit of a high waist. Athletic. Should be able to add 10 pounds and stay quick.
Evaluator Jordan Gorosh
Report Date 06/11/2014
Dates Seen 4/22 4/23, 4/24, 5/3, 5/4 5/23... and more
Affiliate Kane County Cougars (Low A, Cubs)
Makeup

Approaches the game well. Locked in, while in the batters box. Runs out ground balls, focuses on his game in warm ups.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2017 high 45 40; glove first utility player Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 35 Starts at the back of the batters box with his feet a tick more than shoulder width apart; hands away from his body, bat pointed up in a 45 degree angle. He waggles the bat and has a small leg kick load mechanism. Likes the ball down in the zone, or middle in, has trouble with pitches away, and recognizing spin on the outer half of the plate. Propensity to cast hands and flail at pitches. Gets on front foot too often. Barrel control flashes, but often has trouble centering good pitching. At his best, swing is short and quick through the zone, keeping the barrel level. Most contact hard contact is of the line drive variety, and he produces top spin. Bat speed is average to a tick below.
Power 25 Doesn't generate back spin. Power isn't a part of his game. Must be a mistake pitch to hit it over 300 feet in the air. Doubles power could play, but doesn't drive ball with authority. 30 extra base hits maximum at highest level.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Good, not great runner. Better in second gear. Times range from 4.25-4.35 from the right side. Fluid runner, average stride length.
Glove 55 Quicker than fast. Reacts very well on balls to both sides. Glides in the field. Covers ground. Positions himself well, and footwork is excellent around the bag. Make all of the plays, especially going to his left. Seems to get the good hops, and will have no trouble staying at SS. Can have trouble tracking pop ups.
Arm 60 Loves to show it off. Strong, accurate throws. Can make throw from edge of infield grass after catching the ball 5-8 steps to his left, planting, and firing. Double play throws coming across the bag are crisp.
Overall

Will have no problem sticking at SS. Defense is extremely good. Not game changing, but very solid, and therefore, the bat will need to play. Should be a .240-.250 hitter without much power. Likely not a second division starter, but an up and down guy, or a good utility player. Has trouble with good pitching, especially spin. Good worker with room to improve. Nice player to have in the system.

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