Aaron Bracho

Position: SS
Level: Rk
Affiliate: XST Indians
League: Extended Spring Training
Born: 04/24/2001 (Age: 21)
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
B/T: Both / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent July 2, 2017 (CLE)

Prospect Spotlight

Bracho signed for a hefty $1.5 million out of Venezuela in 2017. Unfortunately, he didn’t play during my recent visit, but I saw positive signs in my brief spring training look. A switch-hitter, Bracho’s bat is his carrying tool, and both the right- and left-handed swings are short and smooth with feel for the barrel. In my limited look, he spit on backfield spin, and I project at least an average major league hitter from both sides (not having enough data to project fully). He projects to average raw power at maturity, so while he’s still a long ways off and not a lock to debut stateside this season, Bracho has top-of-the-lineup hitting potential. Some have questioned the defensive home, but I saw enough to believe he can stick at short and be an average glove at the position, although his average arm could be stretched going into the 5/6 hole. The arm is less exposed at second base, but regardless of his ultimate defensive home, he’s going to hit enough to stick there.