Steward Berroa

Position: CF
Level: Extended Spring Training
Affiliate: XST Blue Jays
League: Extended Spring Training
Born: 06/05/1999 (Age: 25)
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 178
B/T: Both / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent July 4, 2016 (TOR)

Prospect Spotlight

Berroa signed with Toronto for just 10K in 2016. He’s moved slowly the last two years, starting in the DSL in 2017 and earning his way to the GCL last summer. Now 20-years-old, I caught a look at the outfielder in Extended Spring Training.

Across a quick two-game look, Berroa showed some things that stood out but is still too raw for a true FV 40 prospect grade. An athletic, muscular switch-hitter, he’s a well-built 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. Berroa whistles the bat through the zone, taking a huge hack with surprising juice when squared but lacking much present barrel control. He rocketed a few balls to the pullside hitting left-handed, though I didn’t see his stroke from the other side of the plate. Berroa has played all three outfield positions but likely will fit best in CF or LF at higher levels, as his arm was well below-average. There’s no real certainty here, just a fast, strong switch-hitting bat on a muscular frame.