ELIAN HERRERA: 2016 Spring Training Report

ELIAN HERRERA: 2016 Spring Training Report


Born: 2/1/1985 (31)

Dominican Republic

MLB Debut: 2012

B/T: S/R

H/W: 5-10 / 205

A non 40-man roster player, Elian is a player trying to impress new manager Dave Roberts. I didn't see any standout at-bats but I saw incredible hustle. Some players lay back on their exceptional key tools and just coast in other parts of their game. Elian looked like a guy who came to impress and get a job at second base. He ran out a fly ball like it was a make or break base in the playoffs. Defensively I was impressed with how he had such good baseball IQ and instincts. He knew what his first move should be, where he needed to be in position or throw. Most impressive to me was a well-executed pivot move double play, fake throw scareback move and a diving grab up the middle. Elian was my standout player today.