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Roberto Pena

Born: 06/08/1992 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 217
Primary Position: C
Physical/Health
Square frame; thick build; durable catcher's body; low waist; agile behind the plate; physically mature.
Evaluator Ron Shah
Report Date 07/19/2014
Dates Seen 05/31/14; 06/12/14; 06/19/14; 07/11/14; 07/16/14
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
Makeup

Plus makeup; plays with a lot of energy; loves the daily grind; enjoys having fun and interacting with teammates.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2017 Low 40 Backup Catcher No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Slider bat speed; leg lift; bat slot; swings early and often; no discipline at the plate; lacks a plan in batting practice or games; swing gets long; strength hitter.
Power 35 45-grade raw power; all to pull side; power comes from raw strength; sells out for power; just looks to drive the ball pull-side in batting practice and games; raw power plays down a full grade in games due to lack of bat speed and approach.
Baserunning/Speed 20 20-grade runner from home-to-first; slow out of the box; slow down the line; ungraceful strides; base clogger when running the bases.
Glove 60 Defensive package indicates plus defense behind home plate; quiet receiver; strong hands; improving as a framer; receiving skills are above-average; quick footwork; agile moving side-to-side.
Arm 65 Solid-average arm strength; plays up because of quick release; will be able to contain the running game; regularly posts plus pop times at 1.90; best I've seen is 1.85 pops.
Overall

I have seen this player around a dozen times this season, and am convinced he is a future big league player. The hit tool is certainly lacking, and I don't believe he will be able to tap into his raw power during live action. But, the defensive chops are of major league quality, guaranteeing him a ticket to the major leagues.

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