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Osvaldo Abreu

Born: 06/13/1994 (Age: -1787)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 170
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Physical/Health
Smaller frame with a little room to add strength, well-conditioned; above-average athleticism



Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 06/08/0207
Dates Seen 5/31/2017 (DH), 6/1/2017
Affiliate Harrisburg Senators (AA, Nationals)
Makeup

Energetic player most of the time, can loose focus but appears as a solid character guy

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Moderate 45 40: Reserve infielder No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Open stance, steady at the plate, hands are tight, close to the body, linear swing; average bat speed, can get off balance on follow-through, compact stroke; stiff hands limit ability to spray the ball, linear swing path produces more singles than hard contact, flashes ability to catch up to high heat; bat control allows bat to stay on breaking balls, needs to keep weight back in order for that to play, will chase, needs to show more patience at the plate; projects to fringe-average utility
Power 30 Frame translates to below-average raw power, little leverage, doesn't produce loft or carry on hit balls; swing lacks for weight shift or load enough to generate power to the pull side, well below-average tool
Baserunning/Speed 55 4.15 clock, above-average foot speed speed, quick-twitch athlete, speed will translate on the base paths, potential for 15-20 stolen bases at peak
Glove 55 Quick transfer, flashes soft hands, immature game speed at present, misplayed a few sharp grounders, uses his body instead of his glove at times; speed and fluid movements allow for solid range, conversion of borderline plays; projection to improve average present glove skills
Arm 55 Enough arm strength to make any throw from short, above-average arm strength, whippy release, arm plays with accuracy on the run
Overall

Abreu has the defensive chops and arm strength to become an above-average defensive shortstop. His bat lags behind his defensive potential. His compact stroke and average bat control show combines to flash fringe-average hitting ability, though the approach is still raw and he lacks for much power to keep pitchers from attacking him directly. He carries bat-associated risk, but there's enough glove to provide value in a reserve role even if the bat doesn't actualize in full.

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