business case study benefits
a level history coursework mark scheme
best buy resume paper
best creative nonfiction essays
annotated bibliography in cse
argumentative essay topics for year 8
buy writing pad online
apics case study competition
apush free response essay rubric
best way to do a research paper
business report examples for students
application letter to principal for missing exam
800 words essay how many pages
academic writing skills ielts
brainstorming persuasive essay topics
byu creative writing contests
annotated bibliography example apa pdf
academic paper editing
best free resume writing services
best website to buy college papers
best recommendation letter writing services online
bloomsburg university admission essay
annotated bibliography of online sources
admission essay harvard
article review in apa format
boston university creative writing classes
articles on creative writing
5 parts of an argumentative essay
argumentative essay about stem cell research
albuquerque public schools homework help
an introduction to critical thinking and creativity think more
argumentative essay funny topics
anatomy homework help
application letter format for education loan
100 successful college application essays
application letter for clinical instructor nurse
administrative assistant data entry cover letter
annotated bibliography history fair
buy pampers pants online india
application letter for a phd scholarship
10 best conspectus writing services
action research paper examples in education
8th grade descriptive writing
8 mark essay
argumentative essay education system
annotated bibliography apa word template
article review on fitness
annotated bibliography example websites mla
apply for a job letter of intent
6th form college application personal statement
annotated bibliography cover page example
best critical thinking apps for kids
a separate peace full text
academic research writing companies
ap us history exam essays 2011
buy a paper us savings bond
baudrillard essay about 911
analytical essay topics list
annotated bibliography multiple sources
application letter for banking position
argumentative paper introduction examples
application letter template it
7 paragraph essay outline template
brief help me
book reviews about fifty shades of grey
academic writing for graduate students third edition
bullying essay
academic goals and objectives
australianessay writers
application letter for customer service representative
5th grade 5 paragraph essay rubric
application letter for management accountant position
bankruptcy attorney synopsis
1984 book george orwell quotes
argumentative essay examples topics
7th grade narrative essay rubric
adding coursework to resume
argumentative essay in 3rd person
application letter for university professor
argumentative essay topics childhood obesity
admission essay topics 2012
buy writing board
a critical review and annotated bibliography of literature on the bobcat
application letter about hrm
argumentative essay zoos prisons or sanctuaries
book review on little women
application essay prompts for uc
analysis julius caesar act 3 scene 1
application letter for college level
apa format essay template word 2007
application letter for medical college
c3 coursework template
application letter model
4th grade biography outline
6th form personal statement samples
application letter vs resume
a2 biology coursework topics
annotated bibliography for joy luck club
aerospace engineering homework help
annotated bibliography for pride and prejudice
123 help research paper
buy college coursework
best conspectus writing services washington dc
3m case study lead user
1984 george orwell free ebook
a guide to academic essay writing in cardiac nursing
12 angry men law essay
best american essays 2010 download
argumentative essay map
basic essay structure for kids
career change cover letter human resources
8th grade essay writing prompts
911 research essay
basic cover letter download
bloom critical thinking questioning strategies
application letter bank manager
best recommendation letter writing services nj
apa literature review purpose
argumentative essay global warming
annotated bibliography apa 6th edition

Prospect Instinct 2012 | Reymond Fuentes, OF San Diego Padres

Reymond Fuentes, OF San Diego Padres


Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 160

For a player who only has a career .275/.335/.373 slash line in the minors, Reymond Fuentes is quite well-known in prospect circles because he was the “other” prospect the Padres received in the Adrian Gonzalez trade, and he is Carlos Beltran’s cousin. Selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 28th overall pick in the 2009 Draft, Fuentes was considered the best Puerto Rican talent that year. His toolset has elicited Johnny Damon and Jacoby Ellsbury comparisons. That said, he was considered to be a bit raw- most likely needing to spend a full year at each level, which so far has been an accurate assessment.

He spent all of 2011 in A+ ball, hitting an unimpressive .275/.342/.369 line, but on the bright side he recorded his second straight 40+ SB campaign. Still, noting his young age and tools, he was considered as one of the top 20 prospects in the California League. Fuentes recently came in at #331 on our Baseball Instinct 360° Top Prospect List preview for 2012.

The Bat

Fuentes’ approach at the plate is still raw but he has shown glimpses of having good pitch recognition and being able to control the strike zone. At present it’s hard even for his believers to project him as having more than an above average hit tool, but given his speed, which is regarded as at least plus, he has a chance to become a good leadoff hitter if he can improve his approach at the plate. Fuentes is not expected to hit for nearly as much power as Damon or Ellsbury. He’s more of a line drive hitter with gap power and unless he has a sudden power spurt, he’ll most likely not hit more than 10 HRs in any given year.

It’s quite easy to see how Fuentes’ stock has dropped significantly in the past few years. His OPS numbers in his 3 years in the minors, though consistent, are rather low- posting .711, .705 and .711 from 2009-2011. He also still doesn’t hit for much power, his ISO never topping more than .107 in any of his 3 seasons. The fact that the California League is viewed as a friendly hitting environment further depresses Fuentes’ already mediocre performance.

However, on the bright side, his plate discipline has shown improvement. His walk rates have improved noticeably every year, going to 7.7% in 2011 from 4.4% in 2009. After seeing his strikeout rates increase in 2010, he cut them down in 2011 to 20.5% from 21.1%.

Going into 2012 I would like to see Fuentes continue to improve his plate discipline. He’s a bit scrawny- listed at 6ft and 160lbs- so there is hope that he can develop more power as his body fills out. I would also like to see him work harder on his base stealing technique. He went from an impressive 89.4% in 2010 to a mediocre 74.5% in 2011. Overall, Fuentes strikes me as the type of prospect who will continue to make incremental improvements and then hopefully one year finally put everything together.

Scouting the Sally Video

YouTube Preview Image

The Glove

Though he has a well below average arm, his speed gives him a chance to be a plus defender in CF. He makes good reads on balls and he compensates for his arm by charging at balls and making accurate throws. In short, there doesn’t seem to be any doubt about his ability to play defense in the Major Leagues.

Our Instinct

Reymond Fuentes has the tools to be an electric leadoff hitter for a contending team. However, he’s still far away from being that type of hitter. At the plate he needs to continue to improve on his discipline and provide more consistent production while cutting his K rate drastically. With his low level power it will need to be his speed that makes him a major leaguer. And major leaguers who rely on their speed need to get the all in play and get on base to make the most use of that speed.

Even though he’s already spent 3 seasons in the minors, he’s still rather raw and would probably benefit from spending another year in A+, placing his ETA in 2015.

Stick with Baseball Instinct and we’ll keep you a step ahead of the game. Check back soon for more Prospect coverage. While you’re here, check out our Baseball Instinct 360° – it’s our top 360 prospects for 2012. Also check out a friend of ours for all of your fantasy sports needs. Fantasy Rundown is updated religiously and is truly an awesome resource. Thanks for checking Baseball Instinct. We’re working hard to bring you the best of the minor leagues and make the site the best experience it can be, so don’t hesitate to tell us what you would like to read about. Email us now at

BT since 2007


No comments.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Social Widgets powered by