The SF Giants score a BIG bat and a lot of projection in Nathanael Javier. Nathanael was instructed and developed by notable trainer Basilio Vizcaino. He was a DPL All-Star in 2012 and selected to the DPL Elite Travel Team. In May Javier was named MVP of the DPL*PG International Series All-Tournament Game, he had quality AB’s going 3 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI carrying the blue team to victory. Javier and the Giants agree to a contract value of $500,000.00. Congratulations to the SF Giants, Basilo Vizcaino and the Javier Family.
Perfect Game scouting report:
3B NATHANAEL JAVIER
6-3/185, R/R, 10/10/95, Santo Domingo, DR
Trainer: Basilio Vizcaino
PG Grade: 10
While Javier didn’t have the flash of some of the other top Dominican prospects, he might end up being the best all around player aside from Cabrera or Rijo eventually. While his 6-foot-3, 185-pound square shouldered, squared jawed look fits the young prospect prototype, Javier has a look about him that says, “I get this.”He has a very mature gait and rhythm to his demeanor and actions on and off the field and really carries himself like a ball player.
Having tools helps, too. Javier has easy, low maintenance hitting mechanics, with a smooth right handed swing with plus bat speed. He’s the type who one can project to hit for both high average and big power in the future. He’s a prototype third baseman in his build and in his defensive tools as well. Javier runs a 7.10 60 and threw 87 mph across the infield with an easy, clean release and sound footwork. Unless he really gets big and slows down, he should have no trouble staying at the position for the next two decades.
It’s somewhat of an uncomfortable comparison to make, as Josh Vitters hasn’t had huge success in the minor leagues since being the third pick in the 2007 draft (although he did hit .283-14-81 in AA as a 21 year old, which is certainly not bad), but Javier has a lot of the same tools, the same actions and the same profile that Vitters did as a 17-year old.