Name: Deivi Grullon
DOB: February 17, 1996
Height: 5′ 11″
Drafted: Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic on July 2, 2012, $575,000 signing bonus
Hit: Grullon’s swing had a tendency as an amatuer to get long, but as a pro he was able to generate solid contact. It still is a lot of ground balls but he should generate more line drives as he gets more experienced. He doesn’t have the bat speed or huge instincts that are going to make him a huge offensive player but he should trend towards average. 35/50
Power: Grullon doesn’t have a huge power stroke, and he does not have a projectable body that should fill in with a ton of power in the future. If he continues to improve his contact then the power could play up in games down the road. 25/35
Speed: Grullon isn’t a slug but he has catcher speed. It shouldn’t hinder him on defense or on offense. 30
Arm: Grullon has excellent raw arm strength and it is accurate as well. Right now he is overly aggressive in throwing to bases on back picks to first and other pick offs. When he has a good feel for the game his arm will be a real weapon in shutting down running games. 65/70
Defense: Only in Rookie ball right now Grullon is a real smooth defender. He is already developing feel as a receiver and pitch framer. He is good at blocking balls down in the dirt and moves well behind the plate. 50/65
Profile: The defense is the carrying tool for Grullon. He may move slowly at first due to the rigors of minor league catching, but the glove is good enough to allow him to advance quickly. The bat puts him towards the back of a major league lineup but the defense offers tremendous upside down the road.
DPL Scouting Video with some batting practice and fielding.