• Full name Bryan De La Rosa
  • Born 03/26/1994 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Profile Ht.: 5'8" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Olympic Heights
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (116th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2012 (signed for $408,300).
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    De la Rosa will be one of the first catchers drafted, even though he doesn't have the desired size for the position at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. The Puerto Rico native has some of the best catch-and-throw tools in the draft class, having posted a 1.71-second pop time to second base in a showcase last fall. His arm is strong and accurate, and he has agile feet and soft hands that allow scouts to project him as an above-average defender behind the plate. He has strength in his frame but will need to add more to handle the wear and tear of the position at the pro level. De la Rosa doesn't project as an offensive asset but won't be a zero either, with solid-average pull power and a decent swing. The Florida State recruit was hard to evaluate this spring while playing for the Bucky Dent Academy team, which had a somewhat erratic game schedule, but he got crosschecked enough for teams to take him in the first six rounds.

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