Small frame; toned body with muscular definition; maxed frame.
4/28/15 - 4/29/15, 5/2/15 - 5/3/15
Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
Interesting player; cheerful and easy-going; sometimes looks lazy in the field.
30; Org Player
Above-average bat speed; noisy hands; minor hitch; ; wide base stance with a leg kick; swing can become out of sync due to violence and elongation; aggressive swing; hips leak; struggles to recognize spin; will lock up on deep spin; needs to relax at the plate; profile is not conducive for the types of aggressive swing he takes.
Average raw power; slight leverage and above-average bat speed help it play mildly; the aggression and lack of barrel control hinder the average raw power from realizing its in-game potential.
4.45 home to first; slow out of the box; more agility than speed; players better in the field; stealing bases right now solely on his reactions.
Extremely inconsistent currently; footwork can become lazy and choppy; range is average and displays good reactions; struggles with backhand picks; needs to position body better on plays; the tools and ability is here for an average glove at SS and above-average at 2B, but most of the issues are from lack of preparation and set-up.
Above-average arm strength; moderate carry and can make sufficient throws from the hole; footwork can be choppy and affect the accuracy; plays down the arm a tick.
Abreu was signed as an international free agent in 2012. Abreu lacks any standout tool, but the overall profile could potentially play in a utility role. He needs to settle down his aggression in all phases of the game, as the swing can become overly noisy and the defense is presently too risk-oriented. The risk is high due to his limited time in full-season ball and the inconsistencies currently at the plate and in the field.