Thursday, June 7, 2012

Janluis Castro

Here is a PG blurb on 16th rd 2B Janluis Castro (PR). Listed as 2b, he also has played catcher:

Janluis Castro is a 2012 MIF/C with a 5-9 150 lb. frame from Trujillo Alto, PR who attends Colegio Hector Urdaneta HS. Slender young build, room to get stronger. Versatile defensive player, can play either C or 2B at next level. Compact, quick actions at 2B, works through the ball well, good feet and balance, gets rid of the ball quick, good charging. Quick footwork and release behind the plate, compact actions, accurate throws, will have to add strength/weight to catch full-time. Switch-hitter, has skills/bat speed both sides, quick hands, simple short swing mechanics, line drive swing plane, flashes some power from the left side. Plays above his raw tools in all areas. Good student, signed with Alabama State.

Frankie Thon said the kid can really hit with excellent mechanics and the club thinks of him as a super utility player, a 2b who can play some SS, 3B, OF, and catch a little bit.


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