Roni Tapia 3B, 6’3”, 170lb, R/R, 4-3-1997, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Roni is a native of Puerto Plata in the northern region of the island; he trained and developed his skills in Santo Domingo with trainer Raul Valera known as Banana. He’s an athletic 3B with a lot of room for physical projection and present plus power. Tapia was a DPL All-Star and was selected to the DPL Elite Travel team in 2013.
Tapia is a legitimate corner guy, he has present average arm strength with future projection to be plus. His hands and fielding ability will play average but his best tool is his right handed power bat. He can drive balls gap to gap with ability to turn on pitches with major pull power.
The Minnesota Twins and Roni Tapia reached an agreement for a contract value of $550,000.00.