Adrian Rondon

Born: 07/07/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: 2B
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, July 2, 2014 (TAM)
Entry Point: J2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 25th, 2016
Dates Seen: 7/22, 7/23, 7/24
Level: Rk
Affiliate: Princeton Rays
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Physical Description
Slightly rolled shoulders, strong lower half. Has some present thickness to the body, some upper-body strength. Some baby fat still there, but more of a mature body than the average 18-year-old.
Swing Mechanics
Balanced, slight crouch with medium hand position.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2021 30 45 Role 45: Utility infielder Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 55 Quiet set up with small load; stays balanced, keeps hands back well and has some feel for the barrel. Strong wrists; more leverage than bat speed and fast-twitch actions. Advanced approach for age; middle of the field to oppo, works inside the ball well. Aggressive early, but tracks the ball well and has some feel for the zone. Overmatched at times vs bigger stuff, but can see more bat speed coming as he gets stronger.
Quiet set up with small load; stays balanced, keeps hands back well and has some feel for the barrel. Strong wrists; more leverage than bat speed and fast-twitch actions. Advanced approach for age; middle of the field to oppo, works inside the ball well. Aggressive early, but tracks the ball well and has some feel for the zone. Overmatched at times vs bigger stuff, but can see more bat speed coming as he gets stronger.
Raw Power 30 40 Raw power 30/40; Gets some backspin carry; likely to play more as doubles power, but will have enough juice to drive the it out to the opposite field.
Raw power 30/40; Gets some backspin carry; likely to play more as doubles power, but will have enough juice to drive the it out to the opposite field.
Run 40 40 4.53 HP-to-1B, but pulled up. Below-average runner; plays better underway and in the field. Long strides; smooth, athletic gait.
4.53 HP-to-1B, but pulled up. Below-average runner; plays better underway and in the field. Long strides; smooth, athletic gait.
Field 45 50 Smooth, efficient actions and body control; low motor, but good game clock. Not flashy, will make the routine plays. Hands tend to get a little stiff when going up the middle. More comfortable going into the hole. Loses focus at times, gets lax, but should improve quickly.
Smooth, efficient actions and body control; low motor, but good game clock. Not flashy, will make the routine plays. Hands tend to get a little stiff when going up the middle. More comfortable going into the hole. Loses focus at times, gets lax, but should improve quickly.
Throw 55 55 Loose, easy arm action. Ball comes out clean and shows some arm strength from angles w/out much sink/tail. Did not see full strength, believe a little more in there when he wants it.
Loose, easy arm action. Ball comes out clean and shows some arm strength from angles w/out much sink/tail. Did not see full strength, believe a little more in there when he wants it.
Overall Summary
Middle infielder who will be able to handle shortstop for stretches and bring an advanced approach at the plate for his age, with some feel for the barrel. Not a real flashy player, but has smooth, efficient actions and a feel for the game. Has a simple, compact stroke and uses the whole field; will make a good amount of contact, but not going to be a big damage guy; doubles-type power; has some present carry to gaps. Heads-up base runner; below-average runner, but is better underway; good turns going 1st-to-3rd base. Awareness and body control in the field; will make the routine plays and has enough arm for the shortstop position. See him moving around defensively; athletic enough to handle all infield positions. Fairly mature body now, but has some room to get stronger; don't project much more size. Compares to Starlin Castro (2B, Yankees) at the major league level.