Dawel Lugo

Born: 12/31/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: 2B
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 3, 2011 (TOR); Acquired in trade for C. Pennington in August 2015 (ARI)
Entry Point: J2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 1st, 2016
Dates Seen: 04/21/16, 04/22/16, 04/23/16, 10/11/16, 10/12/16, 10/13/16
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters (AFL)
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Physical Description
Thick, slightly stocky frame. Strong lower half. Slightly rolled shoulders. Has some present strength; still has a good deal of baby fat on the frame, w/ room to get stronger.
Swing Mechanics
Slightly open front side, strikes even. Low hand position.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 30 45 Role 40: Corner Utility Infielder High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 55 Showed a level plane earlier in the regular season; ability to cover the outer third of the plate. Small load and stays short to the ball, hands stay back. Has some bad-ball hitter in him. Showing more lift, staying open and pulling off in AFL looks.
Showed a level plane earlier in the regular season; ability to cover the outer third of the plate. Small load and stays short to the ball, hands stay back. Has some bad-ball hitter in him. Showing more lift, staying open and pulling off in AFL looks.
Raw Power 30 45 Gap-type power, line drives; gets some carry to pull side; not going to be a home run guy, but potential to do some extra-base damage.
Gap-type power, line drives; gets some carry to pull side; not going to be a home run guy, but potential to do some extra-base damage.
Run 40 40 Thick legs, heavy footed; takes a few steps to get going. Athletic gait; not a basestealer, but not a baseclogger either.
Thick legs, heavy footed; takes a few steps to get going. Athletic gait; not a basestealer, but not a baseclogger either.
Field 40 45 Average hands, but gets stiff on the move and bends at the waist. Good on rollers coming in; below-average range side to side. Handle routine plays at second base, but feet get slow around the bag. Good athlete and see the body firming up as he matures; should get to fringe average on the corners.
Average hands, but gets stiff on the move and bends at the waist. Good on rollers coming in; below-average range side to side. Handle routine plays at second base, but feet get slow around the bag. Good athlete and see the body firming up as he matures; should get to fringe average on the corners.
Throw 55 55 Short arm action, throws have finish. Footwork will get sloppy, drops elbow and loses the target at times.
Short arm action, throws have finish. Footwork will get sloppy, drops elbow and loses the target at times.
MiLB Stats
Overall Summary
Thick-bodied corner utility infielder with average bat speed and some bat-to-ball skills. Sprays the ball around the field, but damage almost exclusively to pull side. Chance to get to an above-average hit tool if the approach stays consistent. Projects to have some doubles pop and will get stronger, but not going to be a home run guy. Fringe-average defender at best, but has some arm strength. Better athlete than the body lets on - could have value at a corner-outifled spot in a super-utility role. On the younger side for the level and could have some maturity issues with regard to approach and preparation.