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Brian Navarreto

#79 | C
Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins
Brian Navarreto
Name: Brian Eduardo Navarreto
Born: Dec 29, 1994 in Jacksonville, Fla. USA
High School: Arlington Country Day HS, Jacksonville
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (170th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 (signed for $262,500)
Navaretto attends the same school as 2011 Cubs first-rounder Javier Baez and and was playing in a tournament against a team from Oklahoma in March when he was involved in a game-ending brawl. It just added to the makeup questions scouts have about Navaretto, who otherwise has the physicality and arm strength to get scouts excited about him as a future catcher. He has his "man strength" at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, yet shows good agility behind the plate as well as an above-average arm with consistent 1.85-second pop times. He'll tap into his plus raw power if he can shorten up his swing, which is on the long side. In a deep year for prep catchers, Navaretto matches up with just about anyone physically and had some third-round helium.
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