Alberto Triunfel Scouting Report & Game Video
Dates Observed: May 20-24, 2018
Team/Organization: Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels)
League/Level: California League (High-A)
Scouting Notes: Pull-happy, very aggressive at the plate and looking to hack almost exclusively to his pull side; never saw him go up the middle or out the other way over an entire series in Visalia. Big leg kick for leverage, but weight change leaves him susceptible to over-extending, leaning out in front; above-average bat speed, decently quick hands create some torque that works for a little bit of gap power to his pull side, but never saw him hit one ball the other way. Poor plate coverage and plate discipline; will chase. Visalia had the book on him and played him to shift accordingly; no adjustments to hit against it, kept rolling over ground balls without much authority … Either lacks great foot speed or lacked real effort in my late May look; just 4.38 and 4.42 out of the RHH box there, but I question his motivation running through close plays; 4.76 and 4.77 on two turns at first base; question effort/hustle and make up from seeing lackadaisical attitude to running through close plays; need to see him for a more extended time to really make a final judgment call on that … Defensively is where Alberto Triunfel makes his money. Pretty solid at shortstop, but probably destined for utility/bench/platoon life that’ll see him move all over. Good first step; reads well on balls off the bat. Quick particularly to his backhand side; showed exceptional range deep in the hole. Arm is OK; works fine at short, throws well on the run, probably not quite enough strength for a big league everyday gig in the six-hole, but not far off it. Undersized/underweight; some durability questions playing a premium position there, perhaps. Saw him against younger/less-experienced competition in my look here; he needs to be going up older, more experienced guys. Glove-first as far as carrying tools go, but ultimately, Alberto Triunfel’s eventual ceiling will be dictated at least in part by how much his bat develops. For me, I can’t see him hitting enough in the show to reach a 50 FV; I’ll slap a 45 FV ceiling on him here for that reason, with maybe a more likely 40 (or org depth) within reach.
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