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Carlos Asuaje

#61 | 2B
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Carlos Asuaje
Name: Carlos A. Asuaje
Born: Nov 2, 1991 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale
College: Nova Southeastern (Fla.)
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 158 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 11th round (323rd overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2013
Born in Venezuela, Asuaje was raised in South Florida and wound up at Division II Nova Southeastern, spending most of his time at second base and moving to shortstop as a junior. He got on scouts' radar last summer in the Cape Cod League, batting .280 with a pair of playoff homers. Asuaje offers similarities to Cardinals farmhand Kolten Wong, both with his size (5-foot-9, 165 pounds) and solid line-drive stroke. He's not as powerful as Wong so doesn't have as much offensive value, but he has gap power and average speed that plays up thanks to his good baserunning instincts. Asuaje controls the strike zone (38 walks, 13 strikeouts) and handles the bat well, and fits the traditional mold of a No. 2 hitter.
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