Hometown: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic Position: SS Age: 16 DOB: 12/29/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’0″ Weight: 165 lb.
Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60
Every team in the big leagues would like a player like Javier in their Minor League system.
Javier has a good build for a shortstop, and he has the defensive actions that will allow him to stay at there — at least at the beginning of his professional career. Some scouts project that his body will force him to move from shortstop to third base, but there’s also chance he stays at his original position.
Javier is a strong teenager. He has plus raw power and plus arm strength, and he’s shown the ability to hit in games. It’s his hit tool that has some scouts thinking that Javier will be a middle-of-the-order type of player. Overall, he presents an interesting package of tools to scouts, but many evaluators want to see him display those talents more consistently. Other scouts believe he is the best all-around player in the class.
The Twins sign Javier to a $4.0MM contract.