Dan Farnsworth on Wuilmer Becerra

The most impressive development last year for Becerra was the improvement in his approach, resulting in fewer chases out of the zone and his best strikeout rate in three years. His slight swing changes have helped him make more contact, but he has more work to do to ensure he can handle the better command and offspeed stuff he will face over the next three levels. With average speed and a strong but inconsistent arm, he fits the prototypical right-fielder mold as long as the bat develops.

Last year could end up being the turning point of his young career toward becoming an everyday player, or it could be his best statistical year that he never repeats. I’m less confident in this evaluation because of the collection of positives and negatives in his profile. I think he’s at least going to be a solid platoon player, since facing lefties will mitigate any weaknesses he has with higher level offspeed. He’s a player I will be keeping an eye on early this year to monitor his progress.

Source: Dan Farnsworth, FanGraphs

Lots of good stuff at the link. While I cannot recommend his individual rankings, you should read it for the information, rather than the opinions.

4 comments for “Dan Farnsworth on Wuilmer Becerra

  1. March 9, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    We all should be so “non-elite…”

  2. March 9, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    What a very, very interesting list that is there. Hoo boy. You’re right, though, Brian. The information provided is great.

  3. Chris F
    March 9, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks for the link Brian…very very cool read. Interesting about some of these guys so young, like Lindsay, that place so high, but I guess thats the game. I know the love for Rosario remains high, for good reason? The words and the numbers dont seem to match to me.

    My how Montero has fallen. Nimmo too, he’s cooked.

    • March 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Rosario skipped a level, going from Brooklyn to Hi-A and missing Savannah. His offensive numbers don’t look very impressive but for a 19 year old who skipped a step, I’d say they were good. I’d like to see a step forward from him offensively this year in Double-A.

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