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Jesmuel Valentin

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Jesmuel Valentin
Name: Jesmuel Jose Valentin
Born: May 12, 1994 in Manati, Puerto Rico
High School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019369.263.344.3988
Career2,091.260.344.38234
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (51st overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 (signed for $984,700)
The son of Jose Valentin, who spent 16 years in the big leagues, Jesmuel has grown up around the game and spent plenty of time around major league clubhouses. Jesmuel has a similar build to his father at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds. He's primarily a shortstop, but plays a lot of second base in deference to his high school teammate at Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Carlos Correa. He'll likely get a shot to play shortstop in pro ball and has the defensive versatility to play all over the diamond, but many scouts believe he's best suited for the keystone. Valentin is a steady defender with a strong arm and is a solid-average runner with good instincts on the bases. His tools play up because of his hard-nosed approach and instincts for the game. At the plate, he has a line-drive approach, and his strong forearms allow him to spray the ball from gap to gap with authority. Valentin projects more as a doubles hitter than a slugger, but he does have the strength and bat speed to hit the ball out of the park. A natural righthanded hitter, he has been switch-hitting for about a year and half and is still working to feel comfortable as a lefty.
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