Luis Urias

Born: 06/03/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position: 3B
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent December 27, 2013 (SDP)
Entry Point: IFA
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
Athletic with some present thickness and strength. Not an overly projectable frame, but has some present muscle structure; should get stronger.
Swing Mechanics
Starts open, medium hand position
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 40 50 Role 50: Average everyday second baseman Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 60 Level stroke, loose hands; very quiet set-up, small load. Average bat speed right now. Middle-to-oppo approach. Knows the strike zone, comfortable hitting with two strikes; recognizes spin well and does not expand. Keeps hands back even when fooled. Feel for the barrel with above-average situational awareness.
Level stroke, loose hands; very quiet set-up, small load. Average bat speed right now. Middle-to-oppo approach. Knows the strike zone, comfortable hitting with two strikes; recognizes spin well and does not expand. Keeps hands back even when fooled. Feel for the barrel with above-average situational awareness.
Raw Power 20 30 Keeps the ball on the ground, does not project as a power guy. Believe he will add some strength, but does not profile as a big time extra-base hit guy
Keeps the ball on the ground, does not project as a power guy. Believe he will add some strength, but does not profile as a big time extra-base hit guy
Run 45 45 4.34, 4.28, 4.37 HP-to1B; Athletic gait, but takes a couple steps to get up to full speed. Not a basestealer; speed plays better underway, and in the field. Good turns going 1st to 3rd.
4.34, 4.28, 4.37 HP-to1B; Athletic gait, but takes a couple steps to get up to full speed. Not a basestealer; speed plays better underway, and in the field. Good turns going 1st to 3rd.
Field 55 60 Loose, easy actions; very comfortable going up the middle and coming in on slow rollers; shows plus body control; maintains balance on the move. Quick hands on double play transfers.
Loose, easy actions; very comfortable going up the middle and coming in on slow rollers; shows plus body control; maintains balance on the move. Quick hands on double play transfers.
Throw 55 55 Loose, easy arm strength. Strength and accuracy from angles.
Loose, easy arm strength. Strength and accuracy from angles.
Overall Summary
Very athletic middle infielder with plus on-base skills, potential plus hit tool and above-average defense at second base. Has an advanced approach at the plate and feel for the strike zone. Has shown a consistent ability to get on-base at each level thus far. Looks to shoot everything up the middle or to right field; would like to see him turn on balls in more; will add strength as body matures and should develop some gap pop, but still a below-average damage (extra-base hit) profile. The defensive skillset plays best at second base; has enough arm for shortstop and could probably handle the position for a stretch, but the average range plays better at second. Soft hands, quick transfers and good footwork around the second-base bag. Fringe-average runner, not going to be a basestealer; best underway and has enough to score from first base on a double; will take the extra base.