Dawel Lugo

Born: 12/31/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 3, 2011 (TOR); Acquired in trade for C. Pennington in August 2015 (ARI)
Entry Point: J2
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: 2B
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 26th, 2016
Dates Seen: 11/10, 11/12/2016
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters (AFL)
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Physical Description
Stocky frame; thick build for height; squared shoulders; some physical projection left with room to add muscle.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 40 50 Role 40; Utility infielder with at least an average bat Low
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 50 60 Aggressive approach; makes hard contact; short stride, small load, and quick hands add up to plus bat speed; developing some lift in swing; pull-happy in looks; will be a plus hitter once he develops more feel for the strike zone.
Aggressive approach; makes hard contact; short stride, small load, and quick hands add up to plus bat speed; developing some lift in swing; pull-happy in looks; will be a plus hitter once he develops more feel for the strike zone.
Power 40 45 Gap-to-gap hitter; flashes some power to pull side; more line-drive, gap-oriented power.
Gap-to-gap hitter; flashes some power to pull side; more line-drive, gap-oriented power.
Run 40 40 Heavy feet; slow out of the box; not a stolen-base threat; runs well enough not to be a base clogger.
Heavy feet; slow out of the box; not a stolen-base threat; runs well enough not to be a base clogger.
Glove 45 50 Below-average hands are offsett by plus arm; average range laterally; plays balls in well; makes the routine play.
Below-average hands are offsett by plus arm; average range laterally; plays balls in well; makes the routine play.
Arm 60 60 Plus arm strength, throws have carry; quick release; can throw from multiple angles.
Plus arm strength, throws have carry; quick release; can throw from multiple angles.
Overall Description
Stocky utility infielder with plus bat speed and gap-oriented power. Can project to be a .280-to-.290 hitter with advanced approach and quick bat. Plus arm strength will allow him to play some third base, but he doesn't profile as an everyday third baseman due to lack of power. Enough defensive ability to handle second base, but lack of speed and fringe-average glove doesn't help his chances of holding down a starting job at second base. The combination of lift in his swing and his physical development will allow him to hit 10-15 homers with a handful of doubles in a utility role. There's certainly things to like about Lugo, he just may have more success in a limited role where his bat can profile, and his defensive inefficiencies aren't regularly exploited.