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Tolentino played shortstop for USA Baseball’s 18U National Team during the World Cup and excelled, making plays to both sides and in on the ball while showing exceptional body control and glovework. He has a sound approach at the plate with loose hands, and has the ability to slap the ball the other way, but doesn’t have a ton of present power. Tolentino struggles with pitches on the inner half and doesn’t sting the ball as often as evaluators would like, raising concerns about whether he is strong enough to handle pro ball. He’s a smart, instinctive player who reads the game and understands situations better than most players his age. Tolentino is a below-average runner whose foot speed has some evaluators projecting him to second base, but his instincts allow him to handle shortstop for now. Those who like Tolentino’s glove and instincts consider him a potential second-day pick, but others think he should go to college and get stronger. He is committed to UCLA.