- Full name Hector L. Pellot
- Born 02/08/1987 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 184 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
Drafted in the 4th round (119th overall) by the New York Mets in 2005 (signed for $350,000).
View Draft ReportPellot made several college visits, including one to Southern California, before committing to Santa Clara. He has a bit more speed and arm than De Jesus, meaning he's more likely to stay at shortstop, but he'll need to work on his hands. They're a little stiff. Pellot needs work at the plate as well, where he lacks strength and can get the bat knocked out of his hands. A team that believes in his bat will take Pellot with a single-digit pick.
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Pellot was the second player drafted out of Puerto Rico in 2005, behind only Dodgers second- rounder Ivan DeJesus. Pellot had committed to Santa Clara, and held out for much of the summer before signing for $350,000. After he joined the Mets, he stood out with his bat during instructional league. He has drawn comparisons to Rafael Furcal for his high-energy style and above-average speed. Pellot uses the entire field with a smooth, line-drive stroke and is very aggressive on the bases. A shortstop in high school, he moved to second base as a pro because the Mets think his arm action and tools are better suited there. He still needs to get stronger in order to drive the ball more consistently, as his power is just fringe-average for a second baseman. While Pellot possibly could handle low Class A, he more likely will make his debut in Brooklyn.