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Calvin Estrada Scouting Report

6’1” · 220 lbs. · R/R
College of the Canyons

Tool (PV/FV)
Notes & Comments
Hit (40/50)
Tall stance with small leg kick back into load position; longer stride out to the ball; really attacks the ball and consistently takes a hard, full swing to do damage. Great bat speed; good strength through hands and wrists to produce line drives to all fields and pop in the air. Can get long through his swing at times, and will be susceptible to getting tied up on the inner half and up against good velocity when he faces better pitching, but when timing is right through load and into launch, he’s extremely dangerous right now with a knack for hard barrel contact. Will go opposite field surprisingly well; has shown consistent ability to hit the ball hard the other way. Some holes in his swing that pro pitchers will exploit, but bat should play at the next level.

Power (40/50)
Very good bat speed with tons of natural, physical leverage through load and stride. Surprisingly advanced power approach to right-center field; ability to hit the ball hard in the air to all fields with encouraging plate coverage and consistency staying through the ball; not just a one-hit-wonder to his pull side in orientation/approach. Playing in a great hitter’s park right now, but bat speed and sheer tendency to do damage with every swing should serve him well in the pro game; flashing good raw power in BP with foundation to develop real in-game pop as he grows.

Glove (40/45)
Glove’s fine; playing outfield in my looks, though he was a third baseman last year before being moved into an outfield role. Moves well in the outfield, especially considering his objective foot speed isn’t great; good athlete with some natural feel for the position already in right. Probably a natural left fielder at the pro level, though could develop enough arm strength to hold his own in right. Vocal, natural leader out there; very good focus and situational awareness defensively.

Arm (45/50)
Good throwing arm with promising velo and accuracy; solid enough for right field at present; may be a left field future in pro ball, though he could yet develop enough arm strength to stick in right. Comes up throwing; consistent to targets with good carry; quality, effective tool.

Speed (35/35)
Timed 4.40 up the line from the RHH box; not a particularly notable runner and speed will never be a part of his game. That said, moves well in the outfield and will hold his own defensively. Will have some work to do as he gets older to keep off bad weight and stay light on his feet, but that’s further down the road; for now, athleticism and speed are more or less where they should be for a corner infielder/outfielder who will be carried by his bat.

Strong, thick, physical build listed at 6’1″, 220 lbs.; moderate physical projection remaining to tighten up frame and put on some muscle, but he’s already relatively close to final form. Will have some work to do with age to maintain good body type, but raw physical strength will be there. Competitive; intense. Should prove physically durable enough for pro game. Hit/power combo will carry him; really does damage with the bat and drawing some attention for it; potential pro hitter here with upside.

MLB Draft
Enjoying a second big season right now at College of the Canyons after promising freshman campaign in 2017; scouts are watching Calvin Estrada quite a bit. I’ll be interested to see if he’s selected in this summer’s MLB Draft; if not, future follow at his four-year stop as a potential pro prospect. Like the bat a lot.

OFP (45 FV)
Defensive work will likely prove solid but unspectacular in pro ball, with bat carrying him forward. May be physically durable enough for everyday role at ceiling, but considering defensive background of both infield and outfield work, feels like there’s a fit here for a utility corner infield/outfield job where he can platoon at a few spots in order to get his bat in the lineup every day. Will ultimately go as far as his hit and power tools will take him; will need to make some adjustments against better competition, but the foundation is there. Calvin Estrada absolutely kills the ball, and that ought to give him a shot to keep playing the game beyond College of the Canyons. MLB ETA: 2023.

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