Level: High A
Affiliate: Palm Beach Cardinals
League: Florida State League
Born: 02/19/1998 (Age: 25)
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: International Signee, Venezuela, July 2014 (Braves)
Yepez torched the Midwest League as a 20-year-old last year, slashing .415/.462/.596 in 25 games before forcing a promotion to High-A. He struggled the rest of the way in the pitcher-friendly Florida State Leauge against older competition. Yepez has the tools to hit and intriguing power potential, though what he shows in BP hasn’t yet fully translated to game action. He has improved his conditioning but still projects as a 1B-only on defense. It’s a long road to the big leagues for this type of prospect—especially ones that hit right-handed—but Yepez’ age and flashes of offensive potential give upside as a low-end regular or bench masher.