AFL Scouting Report: Adeiny Hechavarria

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and clubs don't stop scouting players once they enter the pros. As part of our Arizona Fall League coverage here at, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on prospects from around the league. Here's a look at Blue Jays' prospect, Adeiny Hechavarria.

Name: Adeiny Hechavarria
Position: Shortstop
Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 180
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Arizona Fall League

Scouting Report

Hechavarria has a good comfort level at the plate. He, for the most part, allows his hands to do most of the work and he trusts his plus bat speed. His problems are purely pitch selection related at this stage. He tends to chase the breaking ball out of the zone and get himself into poor hitter's counts. When he's ahead, he's an extremely dangerous fastball hitter that can spin on plus heat on the inner third. His swing path doesn't allow him a lot of lift at this point, but he has the bat speed to pick up some home run clout down the road.

While the bat may be a work in progress, speed, athleticism and defense are where Hechavarria jumps off the page. He shows off a plus-plus arm at shortstop and plus range in both directions. But, he's still prone to the sloppy error from time to time. If he can stay under control, he has the raw tools to be an elite defensive player in the big leagues. Couple that with his plus speed and you have a well rounded, toolsy talent.

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