The Phillies acquire an impact bat in Ortiz

Jhailyn Ortiz Hometown: Constanza, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 11/18/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’2″ Weight: 260 lb. Scouting grades:Hit: 50 | Power: 65 | Run: 35 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 Jhailyn Ortiz Jhailyn developed his skills with Baltazar Mesa in Santo Domingo, Baltazar is the brother of former Major Leaguer Jose Mesa. Ortiz has the most raw power in the entire class, the type of power scouts have not seen from a player his age in years. The teenager puts on a show during batting practice and more importantly, he has shown the ability to hit for power in games. His home runs are legendary, and his line drives into the gaps are just as impressive.… Read More

Jhailyn Ortiz ranks at the top of 2015 International signing class

Jhailyn Ortiz | Rank: 1 Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 11/18/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’2″ Weight: 260 lb. Scouting grades:  Hit: 50 | Power: 65 | Run: 35 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 Two words come to mind when Ortiz’s name is mentioned: raw power. Ortiz has the most raw power in the entire class, the type of power scouts have not seen from a player his age in years. The teenager puts on a show during batting practice and more importantly, he has shown the ability to hit for power in games. His home runs are legendary, and his line drives into the gaps are just as impressive. Some scouts have concerns about his overall athleticism and wonder if his large frame will eventually force him to switch positions from the outfield (left field) to first base.… Read More