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Prospect Pad: Raimel Tapia



[caption id="attachment_126264" align="alignnone" width="150"]Raimel Tapia Raimel Tapia (Photo by Tony Farlow)[/caption]RAIMEL TAPIA, OF, Rockies Lakeland Tigers, High Class A Born: Feb. 4, 1994. Ht.: 6-2. Wt.: 160. B-T: L-L. Org Top Prospect Ranked Rockies' No. 10 prospect after the 2015 season
ABRHHRRBISBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 Stats3276110962713.333.379.462.840
MiL Career16102815243421782.325.368.477.845
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Randal Grichuk (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)

Blue Jays Acquire Adrian Pinto, Raimel Tapia In Trade With Rockies For Randal Grichuk

The deal has significant upside for the Blue Jays, who get one of Colorado's young, potential breakout prospects.

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Career Transactions
Signed as international free agent by Rockies, Nov. 29, 2010
Background
Signed as a 16-year-old in 2010, Tapia was coveted for the hand-eye coordination that scouts correctly saw as a precursor to a tremendous ability to hit
What to Watch For
Tapia keeps producing, but his game is unorthodox. His batting stance is unlike any you’ll see in the minors, and he crouches to near Eddie Gaedel height when the count reaches two strikes.

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