Gabriel Cancel

Born: 12/08/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 185
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position: INF
Acquisition Period: 7th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 17th, 2018
Dates Seen: 4/5-4/8/18
Level: High A
Affiliate: Wilmington Blue Rocks
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame; stocky muscle throughout w/ thick lower half. Similar to Michael Chavis (3B/1B, Red Sox).
Swing Mechanics
Wide, open base w/ deep crouch and high handset. Small frontside trigger, inverting front foot and starting the swing. Quiet but stiff hand-load that takes a slight hitch, causing the barrel to extend early and cause inside holes on the inner-third. Strong uppercut path w/ plus bat speed.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Bench High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 45 Quick bat that whips through the zone w/ strength. Over-rotational upper-half through swing, pull hitter w/ issue going other way. FB hitter at present who doesn't have same bat-to-ball against off-speed. Young enough to make strides w/ pitch recognition.
Quick bat that whips through the zone w/ strength. Over-rotational upper-half through swing, pull hitter w/ issue going other way. FB hitter at present who doesn't have same bat-to-ball against off-speed. Young enough to make strides w/ pitch recognition.
Game Power 30 45 Loft power plays to pull side in games.
Loft power plays to pull side in games.
Raw Power 50 50 Strong frame, bat speed, uppercut path lead to average raw power to pull. Shows more in games than BP.
Strong frame, bat speed, uppercut path lead to average raw power to pull. Shows more in games than BP.
Run 45 45 4.25 seconds HP-to-1B; plays to average when underway.
4.25 seconds HP-to-1B; plays to average when underway.
Field 40 45 Coordinated fielding actions w/ hands that make routine plays on the balls he does get to. Thick lower-half impedes lateral agility and range at 2B; slow first step w/ issue moving up the middle.
Coordinated fielding actions w/ hands that make routine plays on the balls he does get to. Thick lower-half impedes lateral agility and range at 2B; slow first step w/ issue moving up the middle.
Throw 50 50 Playable arm w/ fair carry; can handle throws from 2B or 3B.
Playable arm w/ fair carry; can handle throws from 2B or 3B.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Bat-first bench player; fringy defender who slots in at 2B/3B/LF adequately. Current lack of position and issues w/ off-speed add risk to profile.