Starling Heredia ranked No. 3 International Prospect by MLB.com

Starling Heredia | Rank: 3

  • Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 2/6/1999 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’0″ Weight: 215 lb.
  • Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50

He’s known in international circles as “Pit bull,” but Heredia is much more than a catchy nickname.

The son of a former professional baseball player — Heredia’s father played in the Minors for the Mariners — Starling is considered the best corner outfield prospect in the class by some scouts, in part because of his raw power and projectable body.

Heredia also has all of the tools that scouts love, leading many to believe that could be the best total package in this year’s class. He also plays hard, puts on shows during batting practice and carries his power into games. The belief is that the team that signs him will harness his natural abilities and develop him into a complete baseball player. His favorite player is Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, and he says he patterns his game after the Cuban star.

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