- Full name Yasiel Balaguert
- Born 01/09/1993 in Havana, Cuba
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Minor League Top Prospects
One of the NWL?s premium power sources, Balaguert used the whole field to lead the league in RBIs (48), rank second with 24 extra-base hits and third with a .433 slugging percentage. He projects as a corner outfielder and has an arm worthy of a right fielder. He doesn?t run well, but he was adequate otherwise defensively. ?He kind of reminds me of Pedro Guerrero,? Salem-Keizer manager Gary Davenport said. ?He?s a good fastball hitter and when he?s hot, he?s hot.? At times, Balaguert will chase pitches, leading to high strikeout totals, but he has good hands and was one of the most dangerous hitters in the league. ?He?s a young kid with power,? Eugene?s Gabella said. ?We have some guys with power arms, and he wasn?t intimidated at all.?