Javier Guerra

Born: 09/25/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 155
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: 3B
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 2, 2012 (BOS); Acquired in trade for Craig Kimbrel November 13, 2015 (SDP)
Entry Point: J2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 7th, 2016
Dates Seen: 6/1, 6/2, 6/3
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lake Elsinore Storm
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Physical Description
Slender; athletic, wirey frame; squared shoulders; room to fill out.
Swing Mechanics
Square, quiet set-up, high hand position, small load.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 45 55 Role 50: Everyday shortstop Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Quiet hands, small load; smooth, easy actions. Level plane, has quick hands and can generate some bat speed. Tends to open front side quick and loses outer half of plate. Patient approach that borders on passive. Will swing and miss in the zone; expands zone down.
Quiet hands, small load; smooth, easy actions. Level plane, has quick hands and can generate some bat speed. Tends to open front side quick and loses outer half of plate. Patient approach that borders on passive. Will swing and miss in the zone; expands zone down.
Raw Power 30 45 Generates bat speed and gets back-spin carry on line drives. Majority is to pull side, but has some raw power and shows ability to drive the ball to opposite field when he stays on the pitch. Has some room to fill out, will get stronger.
Generates bat speed and gets back-spin carry on line drives. Majority is to pull side, but has some raw power and shows ability to drive the ball to opposite field when he stays on the pitch. Has some room to fill out, will get stronger.
Run 50 50 Little bit lax going down the line; average speed plays much better underway, and at shortstop.
Little bit lax going down the line; average speed plays much better underway, and at shortstop.
Field 55 60 Very quick, anticipatory first step and plus body control. Excellent game clock. Will get sloppy on routine plays. Plus range to both sides and comes in with extreme ease.
Very quick, anticipatory first step and plus body control. Excellent game clock. Will get sloppy on routine plays. Plus range to both sides and comes in with extreme ease.
Throw 70 70 Double-plus arm strength; online, no tail; carry/finish through target. Maintains arm strength/accuracy from angles.
Double-plus arm strength; online, no tail; carry/finish through target. Maintains arm strength/accuracy from angles.
Overall Summary
Potential plus overall defender at premium position who is a double-plus athlete with double-plus arm strength; will hit enough to keep the premium glove in the lineup. Shows great instincts at the shortstop position, an advanced game clock, and plus body control on the move. There is some physical projection there; has a smooth, athletic stroke at the plate with some present raw power to pull; can see him getting stronger and getting to fringe-average in-game power. Will see pitches, not an ambush guy, but lacks a consistent approach; gets way too passive, will give away AB's and lacks the plate discipline to battle back from down in the count. Can lose focus, get lazy/sloppy on routine plays and kick the ball around. Still very young though and given the athleticism and ease of actions, can see some improvement coming as he matures. Compares to Didi Gregorius (SS, Yankees) at the major league level.