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Olivier Basabe

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Olivier Basabe
Name: Olivier Basabe
Born: Jul 15, 1997 in Maracaibo, Venezuela
College: Faulkner (Ala.)
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 8th round (228th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2017 (signed for $60,000)
He's a shortstop for now, but Basabe's thick lower half and tendency to rush plays may lead to him moving to second or third base. He'll have to work on maintaining his athleticism and improving his body control to stick at the position. Basabe lacks premier bat speed and feasted on mediocre pitching this spring, giving some scouts pause as to how his game will translate to the professional level.
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