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Vince Fernandez

#8 | OF | AthleticsOAK
Las Vegas Aviators Las Vegas Aviators
Vince Fernandez
Name: Vincent Anthony Fernandez
Born: Jul 25, 1995 in Livermore, CA
College: UC Riverside
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 10th round (290th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2016 (signed for $160,100)
In a down draft year for the West, Fernandez was a split-camp player who figures to be drafted around the fifth round because of his good 6-foot-4, 205-pound athletic frame and the lack of position players in the West. He had just 17 extra-base hits in 203 at-bats and has had serious contact issues in two years as a starter (117 strikeouts in 409 ABs). However, he's tooled up and heated up with his power as the season's end drew near. Fernandez is an above-average runner underway who can play center field but profiles better on a corner. He has plus raw power and he showed above-average arm this spring, after showing poor arm strength due to a shoulder injury during his summer in the Cape Cod League. He may profile for right if he gets to his power enough. Inconsistency with his focus and offensive approach hold Fernandez back, but he's improved under former big leaguer Troy Percival, the Highlanders' coach. He lays off spin more and makes more hard contact. He's got the frame to add 15-20 more pounds comfortably and could be a late bloomer.
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