From 8/7-8/13 I sat on the AZL Rangers. The lineup has arguably the most depth of any AZL team with a number of potential role 40s or better, all of whom were signed internationally. Heriberto Hernandez has big raw power and projects to 60 game power. Keithron Moss is a switch-hitting, bat-first second baseman with excellent barrel control and an advanced approach. Osleivis Basabe is a tool shed with borderline-80 speed, plus bat speed, and a plus arm. Keybert Rodriguez has super-utility potential and sneaky pop. Yenci Pena (3B), Leuri Mejia (CF) and Randy Florentino (C) all project to be plus defenders. There was less of interest on the pitching side, but Nick Lockhart and Kelvin Bautista are intriguing. The former is a tall, projectable righty who flashed feel for three pitches, and the latter is a short lefty with electric arm speed and mid-90s velo.
Kristian Robinson, OF - Diamondbacks VIDEO
Age: 17 (12/11/00)
Strong as hell, can’t believe he’s 17. Prototype body, will only get bigger; elite athlete. Thick thighs. Slightly open base stance with hands near head. Short stride forward. Limited lower body use, relies on upper body strength which is prolific. Hit massive HR to L/CF. Below average OF arm in morning drills. Possible LF future but the bat should carry the profile even if there is a move down the defensive spectrum.