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Roy Morales

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Roy Morales
Name: Roy Yamil Morales
Born: Jun 25, 1995 in Lares, Puerto Rico
High School: Colegio Angel David HS, San Juan, P.R.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career696.272.350.3202
Drafted in the 12th round (347th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2014 (signed for $200,000)
Morales, who was eligible for the 2013 draft was not selected, is repeating his senior year after suffering a broken wrist. Puerto Rico is a breeding ground for strong catch-and-throw backstops and Morales is next in that pipeline and will likely be one of the first Puerto Rican players selected this year. He is relatively new to the position, having moved from third base, and has a carrying tool in a strong, accurate arm. He is still learning the finer points of the position but has shown the hands and athleticism to receive and remain behind the plate. The 6-foot-1, 207-pounder has a strong, durable body, and his natural strength and bat speed give him the potential for at least average power. He will likely be a below-average hitter, with some length to his pull-oriented stroke. He is a well below-average runner. Morales has a fallback on the mound with arm strength that has touched the low 90s.
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