Yuli Gurriel

Born: 06/09/1984 (Age: 34)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: 2B
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent 7/16/16 (HOU)
Entry Point: IFA
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: March 21st, 2016
Dates Seen: March 2013, August 2014
Level: MLB
Affiliate: Houston Astros
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Physical Description
Lanky, athletic frame; wirey strong, fast-twitch muscles
Swing Mechanics
Starts square; high hand position; quiet, small load.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 50 60 Role 60: Everyday 3B High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 55 55 Quiet hands, small load; level plane and generates some back spin; barrel stays in the zone. Stays to the middle of the field, line-drive hitter. Ability to keep hands back when fooled. Situationally aware.
Quiet hands, small load; level plane and generates some back spin; barrel stays in the zone. Stays to the middle of the field, line-drive hitter. Ability to keep hands back when fooled. Situationally aware.
Raw Power 60 60 Carry on line drives; plays more as doubles-type power, but can drive the ball out to any field.
Carry on line drives; plays more as doubles-type power, but can drive the ball out to any field.
Run 45 45 Athletic gate when underway, long strides. Will get choppy down the line however. 4.40, 4.52 to 1st, not going 100%.
Athletic gate when underway, long strides. Will get choppy down the line however. 4.40, 4.52 to 1st, not going 100%.
Field 55 55 Smooth, soft hands; feel to backhand, receives the ball well. Limited lateral range, can have a slow first step at times, especially on glove side and slow rollers. Capable at second base, but best suited for third base.
Smooth, soft hands; feel to backhand, receives the ball well. Limited lateral range, can have a slow first step at times, especially on glove side and slow rollers. Capable at second base, but best suited for third base.
Throw 55 55 Long release; can show plus when squared up and gets behind a routine play; drops elbow often and has the ball sink/sail. Below-average accuracy when on the move.
Long release; can show plus when squared up and gets behind a routine play; drops elbow often and has the ball sink/sail. Below-average accuracy when on the move.
Player Video
Overall Summary
Above-average offensive third baseman with run-producing ability. Has a middle-of-the-field approach; can drive the ball to all fields. Knows the strike zone, will take his walks; short and gets the barrel to the ball. Average defender at third base; inconsistent footwork; lateral range is limited; has the hands and arm strength to make the spectacular play on occasion; can get lazy on routine plays. Not the team leader, but a solid contributor; can hit in multiple spots in the lineup.