Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Juan Senreiso Report

Juan Senreiso, OF, Texas Rangers
Signed as an Undrafted Free Agent, 2000, Dominican Republic
Bats R/Throws R
23 YO, 6'1", 170 lbs

Senreiso is one of those toolsy guys that scouts find in the fields of Hispaniola. He's fast, has great hand-eye coordination, and a pretty nice arm.

2004 Clinton: .315/.390/.472, 11 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 16 BB, 31 K, 16 SB, 6 CS, 127 AB
2004 Stockton: .296/.344/.442, 12 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 15 BB, 47 K, 12 SB, 5 CS, 233 AB
2004 Frisco: .348/.475/.543, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 SB, 1 CS, 46 AB
2004 Total: .308/.362/.466, 24 2B, 5 3B, 10 HR, 33 BB, 85 K, 28 SB, 12 CS, 406 AB
mL Career: .256/.310/.377, 78 2B, 19 3B, 26 HR, 114 BB, 359 K, 123 SB, 1601 AB

He benefited a lot from a big bump in his walk rate. He went from being a hopeless hacker to being, well, not as much of a hacker. The walk rate still could stand to improve quite a bit, but he at least doesn't swing at as many sliders in the dirt. He also strikes out more than you'd like to see in a player of this type. He's clearly a ground ball machine that isn't going to hit a lot of big blasts.

His big breakout season benefited a bit from being older than the average Midwest League pawn. Then he no doubt benefited from the California League's cozy ballparks. Those factors padded his numbers, but don't take it mean that he didn't make real progress in 2004. He took a big step forward. In 2003, he put up a .216/.265/.302 in 473 at bats for Clinton. There's a chance he could further improve his game and turn into a poor man's Jeremy Reed. If he doesn't take a big step forward, Coco Crisp is probably what he'll end up looking like. He'll ply his trade in Frisco to start the season.

Thanks to Adam Morris, who helped with this piece among other Ranger reports. He runs a great blog covering all things relevant to baseball in Arlington.

ETA: 2006
3 1/2 Stars



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