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Among the Venezuelans who are participating in the Arizona Fall League, the name of Andres Chaparro, New York Yankees prospect whose position is third baseman, although he can also play in the starting lineup.
This league is made up of six teams, which in turn are structured with prospects from the different Major League Baseball organizations. This Creole, for example, is part of the roster of the Surprise Saguaros, a team made up of players from the Washington Nationals, the Cincinnati Reds, the Texas Rangers, the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees.
Chaparro, 22, is hitting .250 with eight RBIs, a pair of doubles and a home run, all in nine games. In addition to an interesting on-base percentage of .368.
On October 25, the native of El Vigía, Mérida state, had an outstanding day, in which he tied four hits in the same number of plate appearances, with a couple of singles, a home run and a double, in addition to having been the spark plug of his team with six RBIs.
Days later, the man from Merida showed off again, leaving with a couple of hits in four at-bats, with a run scored and another RBI.
The Venezuelan has been used mainly as first base and lined up between positions seven and eight in the lineup. He’s also seen some at-bats as a designated hitter.
Here’s video of Andres Chaparro’s home run in the AFL today. One of my favorite swings, and one of the most underrated players in the Yankees system. pic.twitter.com/vKR00tfELi
– Eli Fishman (@elijfishman) October 26, 2021
Perhaps, if his numbers are looked at carefully, what he has done is not so impressive. However, he has hit in seven of his last 14 at-bats. Likewise, the speed with which his hits have come out has made an impression.
Chaparro is a player with a strong build, measuring about 1.85 and weighing around 90 kilograms.
On the other hand, in 2021 in Minor Leagues, between the branches of Class-A and Advanced Class-A, the Creole had a .267 average with the wood, with 15 homers and 73 runs produced, with the Tampa Tarpons (A) and the Hudson Valley Renegades (A +).
In some scout reports, highlight the offensive evolution of the criollo, because in 2021 he had an explosive start with the Tarpons, as he went from an average of .226 in the Rookie category, of the Dominican Republic Summer League, to having a .310, with two home runs and 23 chartered in just 23 matches.
The player is seen as a name to be reckoned with in the not-too-distant future for the organization. On the other hand, it is also considered a potential piece of change due to its good price.
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Andrés Chaparro a Yankee prospect with potential