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Roberto Ramos

Born: 12/28/1994 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 5″ Weight: 220
Primary Position: 1B
Secondary Position:
Big man-bear, barrel chest, strength throughout, reasonably quick and fluid for size, has matured physically over the past year-plus, work ethic shows in conversion of baby fat to strength/muscle.
Evaluator <!– –>
Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/24/2018
Dates Seen ~40x 2017-2018
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Rockies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 High 45 30; Org 1B-only masher No
Mild-mannered, hard-working kid, puts in the time.
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Coils up at load, can get stiff at trigger; toe tap, mild weight transfer, hips clear efficiently, gets deep off his back leg, creates plane to lift balls; swing-miss in and out of zone, will expand, can beat him with velo to the inner third, looks to extend; hard contact, potential to run outsized BABIPs to offset some swing-miss.
Power 55 70 raw, swing plane to drive the ball, produces loud contact gap-to-gap, power to clear the wall with room to spare to LCF power alley; majestic fly balls to the pull side, holes in swing will limit in-game utility.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Moves decently for a dude his size, some semblance of second gear, slow start-up, XL frame won’t retain speed.
Glove 40 Has improved scooping technique, hands are fine, some lumber to his start-up, lacks quickness laterally; passable defender but lacks range or athleticism to add value in the field.
Arm 55 Plenty of arm strength, accurate throws to second, creates solid throwing lanes, good feel for delivering balls to covering pitchers.
A 14th-round Juco bat in 2014, Ramos boasts light-tower power from the left side and at least some idea of how to get to it. There’s a good deal of swing-and-miss to his game, the product of a swing that’ll stiffen up and an aggressive approach that has shown little sign of tamping down. He shows quality arm strength, but as a first base-only prospect the power is his notable asset. His is the kind of one-dimensional profile that doesn’t play particularly well in the modern game. He’ll need to continue showing he can get to his power in full at every level, and even that leave him with a modest second-division profile, with an org trajectory still his most likely.

Jordon Adell

Born: 04/08/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 3″ Weight: 208
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Elite athleticism and physicality, advanced body control, explosive quick-twitch athlete with wiry strength throughout, high waist with square shoulders, highly projectable frame, should age very well.
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Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/25/2018
Dates Seen 5x May-June 2018
Affiliate Inland Empire 66ers (High A, Angels)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2019 Low 70 60; First-division regular Yes
Demonstrated ability to make rapid adjustments, intelligent player, takes instruction.
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Good rhythm pre-pitch, wide base, some rigidity to present load and trigger, will get long and loose with weight transfer, gets himself out on his front foot, will get steep into the zone; lightning-quick hands, generates outstanding bat speed, has made quick adjustments to take more balls up the middle/oppo; precocious feel for hittable strikes, attacks hittable pitches, makes adjustments in at-bats, smart hitter; physicality and good kind of aggressive instinct to project above-average utility.
Power 60 Physical projection to push plus-plus raw, elite bat speed, hand and wrist strength for days; compact stroke with thump, ability to create loud contact with carry without much length to the ball; power plays to pull side at present.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Present plus or better, 4.1-4.2 run times, explosive start-up; good reads with clean breaks, powerful cross-over, potential to steal bags with solid efficiency; likely to lose a step as his frame fills out.
Glove 60 Solid route efficiency in center, confident reads and breaks, reads trajectory well coming in and going out; gets up to speed quickly, above-average track and close, athleticism and speed to cover for mistakes; should be able to stick with solid-average utility in center, potential plus defender in a corner.
Arm 55 Shows above-average arm strength, solid velo, throws hold their lines, not a ton of carry, some inconsistency in mechanics, doesn’t always get full throttle behind his throws; potential for above-average utility in center or left, average in right.
The 10th overall pick in 2017 is a physical specimen, with a tailor-made frame to hang good weight on and continue developing strength through maturity. At just 19 he’s shown an impressive ability to make quick adjustments and hone his elite tools into game skills. There’s a scenario in which he maxes out physically, bumps to a corner, and develops into a 55-run, plus-glove, plus-plus power guy. Alternatively, there’s another scenario where he stays trimmer, sticks in center, and trades some power for the privilege of holding on to plus speed. Either way, the ceiling is that of a monster and there’s a straight path to a first-division future.

Fernando Tatis Jr.

Born: 01/02/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 3″ Weight: 185
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position:
6-foot-3, 180 lbs. Long and thin frame with no extra bad weight and plenty of lean muscle. Has room to comfortably put on an extra 20 pounds without losing flexibility. Elite quick twitch and explosiveness. Excellent athlete.
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Kevin Carter
Report Date 06/26/2018
Dates Seen 5/2-5/4
Affiliate San Antonio Missions (AA, Padres)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
Sept. 2019 Moderate 70 High 60; All Star No
Laid back and even demeanor on field, but in cage has an excellent mind-set and goes out of his way to do drills that are aimed towards improvement. Chip on shoulder and burning competitor.
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Tatis has both the coordination and quickness to be a double-plus hitter at the major-league level. His swing is athletic and he adjusts to ball location at a high level currently. Better than plus bat speed. Able to use all fields with consistent and hard contact quality.

Concerns lie in pitch recognition and it will likely limit his physical abilities to some extent. Regularly struggles with fringy breaking and off-speed.

Power 60 Double-plus raw power. Elite explosiveness in hips and wrists generate power.

Swing geared for line drives so he doesn’t fully tap into power, but the raw power allows him to hit the ball out to all fields anyway.

Could possibly be a guy who generates even more home runs with an adjustment to swing plane due to advanced coordination and plus bat speed.

Baserunning/Speed 50 Average runner and won’t likely improve when he puts on more muscle. Quick first step, but not fast to top speed. Likely won’t provide stolen bases at the major-league level.
Glove 60 Likely that range eventually moves Tatis Jr. off of shortstop long term as he puts on weight. Has the quickness and hands to be a premium defender at third.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength and regularly makes strong accurate throws across diamond. Arm will play up even more at 3B.
Fernando Tatis Jr. profiles as an all-star third baseman at the major-league level due to his future plus hit and power tools along with a plus defensive profile at third. Tatis Jr. has elite coordination and quickness that will allow him to be a force on the offense while his defensive instincts, quick first step, and plus arm will make him a potential gold glove defender at the hot corner.

Tatis Jr.’s big hurdle lies in his ability to develop his pitch recognition and his approach around it. Without improvement it’s likely that he will struggle to reach his offensive potential and will not fully tap into the physical aspects of his hit tool. Even in that scenario the glove and power should carry his profile to major-league regular levels.

Fernando Tatis Jr. has the makeup and physical abilities to improve beyond his most likely outcome due to double plus raw power and upper tier physical tools+athleticism.

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