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Yordys Valdes

Yordys Valdes

SS | B/T: S/R | 6' 0" 170 | Age: 18
Draft: 2019 (Rd: 2, #63, Cleveland Indians) - McArthur HS
Havana, Cuba
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 181 162 17 29 2 11 15 .179 .251 .247 .498
Career Minors 181 162 17 29 2 11 15 .179 .251 .247 .498
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .179 2 11 15 .498
Career Minors .179 2 11 15 .498

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 AZL Indians Red AZL ROK 43 181 162 17 29 3 1 2 11 16 53 15 4 0 .179 .251 .247 .498

Scouting Report

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Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 45

The son of former Cuban national team outfielder Oscar Valdes, Yordys was born in Cuba and moved to Florida as a 5-year-old. He improved his 2019 Draft stock by playing well at the World Wood Bat Association World Championship in October of his senior year, then showing improved strength during the spring. The Indians selected him in the second round and signed him for $1,000,001 as the 63rd overall pick.

One of the best defensive shortstops in the 2019 crop, Valdes has the tools to make all the plays and win Gold Gloves. He has a quick first step, reliable hands and an arm that earns well above-average grades from some scouts. He also has good instincts in the field and has drawn comparisons to Luis Guillorme.

As with Guillorme, Valdes is much more advanced with the glove than the bat. A switch-hitter, he makes consistent contact but will have to continue to add muscle and prove he can drive the ball. Though he clocks fringy to average running times out of the batter's box, he's quicker than that once he gets going and shows some aptitude for stealing bases.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/17/2019 SS Yordys Valdes assigned to AZL Indians Red.
06/14/2019 Cleveland Indians signed SS Yordys Valdes.