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Tim Locastro

Born: 07/14/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 200
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: SS
Physical/Health
Square shoulders, well-proportioned, sturdy frame with length, moderate athleticism, some stiffness in actions, moves aggressively, quick
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/23/2016
Dates Seen 2x 2015, 6x 2016
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Makeup

Cool, low heartbeat player, quiet, does his work

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Moderate 45 40/Up-and-down bench player Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 No batting gloves, square upright stance, controlled mild waggle; compact stroke, quiet, quick into the zone with, limited separation/torque, linear path with consistent barrel delivery; has shown increased in-zone aggressiveness, above-average bat-to-ball plays down, loses back side, above-average weak fly ball contact
Power 30 Linear path, will turn and lift strategically, loses mechanics when he does; can drive it oppo with some carry, LD path to shoot the gaps
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.15 average on 5 clocks, gets out of the box well, maximizes utility home-to-first; patient base-runner, picks his spots, reads are a tick slow, quick start-up; above-average base-stealing threat with solid success rates
Glove 45 Foot speed translates, average range, quick bursting steps, fundamentally sound; solid reactions, average first step, controls his body in the air; hands have some firmness, can get ahead of himself; mechanical around the bag, deliberate transfers; fringe-average at second, stretched at short
Arm 40 Max effort release, throws on the run lack velocity and carry, lacks arm strength for the left side; accurate, minimal tail, positions body well to maximize efficiency of motion
Overall

13th rounder by the Blue Jays in 2013, traded to Dodgers for international bonus slots in July of 2015. Locastro struggled to adapt to the Cal League after his arrival last summer, but came out of the gate well this spring. His approach has become notably more aggressive this season and the league appears to have adjusted to him in recent viewings. He's a lo-fi player who shows a decently broad set of skills, and the sum of the parts can grow into a low-end utility player who handles second base, fakes it at short, and brings a decent contact and speed profile to the batter's box.

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