Evaluation notes: Short, medium, athletic frame with broad shoulders; some projection left in the body; average bat speed with minimal leverage in the swing; below-average barrel control; shows an average approach; average first step, doesn’t utilize plus speed on the defensive side of the ball, lacks confidence charging in on balls; fast hands, sure handed, excellent glove-to-hand transfer; average arm strength with accuracy; struggles to make the throw from the 5/6 hole in time to get good runners.
Summary: Sosa signed as an international free agent for $425,000 out of Panama in 2012. He lacks the ideal range for a shortstop, and he was timid charging in on balls in this viewing. The glove profiles well as a sure-handed second baseman with an average but accurate arm. Sosa’s bat shows signs of a solid approach. He spat on bad spin to the outer half of the plate and did a good job picking out pitches he could make contact on. Sosa’s excellent hand-eye coordination defensively didn’t show up in-game, though. He displayed below average barrel control, and didn’t square the baseball up on pitches he should’ve hit. He’s hitting just .231 over his last ten games with no extra-base hits, dropping his season’s slash line to .269/.304/.338 over 160 ABs – Mauricio Rubio