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Jose Vizcaino

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Jose Vizcaino
Name: Jose Vizcaino Jr.
Born: Apr 5, 1994 in Chicago, IL
High School: Parker HS, San Diego
High School: Santa Clara
College: Santa Clara
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (216th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2015 (signed for $150,000)
The son of the long-time big league shortstop and utility infielder, the younger Vizcaino is a bigger, very different player from his Dominican-born father, who spent parts of 18 years in the majors. (His uncle is ex-big league pitcher Bob Scanlan.) Big and physical at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Vizcaino earned All-West Coast Conference honors at shortstop, one of three shortstops named to the first team. While San Diego's Kyle Holder and Loyola Marymount's David Fletcher are known for defense, Vizcaino was the league's best offensive prospect, with average power potential that he''''s starting to tap into, and a decent feel for the barrel. His swing has no major red flags. He wasn't test by much velocity in the WCC and had mixed results in series at Vanderbilt (five hits in three games) and Texas Christian (hitless for the series). He's no shortstop; scouts would like to try him at third base, and he played center field in summer ball. His arm action changed in the outfield, for the better, so that may be his ultimate destination.
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