Bernie on the Scene: More Reader Requested Prospects

Bernie on the Scene: More Reader Requested Prospects

This article is part of our AL FAAB Factor series.

Today I will continue responding to reader requests for prospect profiles. I have enough requests to do a few more columns on these. If you haven't seen a response to your request yet, please be patient. I have to review video and check my own scouting reports on each request.

Pedro Leon, SS/OF, Houston Astros
5-10, 170
Bats: Right
Age: 22
Signed by the Astros out of Cuba for a bonus of $4M.

For most observers, Pedro Leon is one of the most dynamic young prospects on the planet. He has incredible, top-of-the-chart speed and arm strength, two terrific tools that can support his development for the future.

Leon also has some amazing raw power from a rather modest frame. But he will gain more power and depth, as he is still only 22.

Leon has already made it to Triple-A in the Astros system. He is the heir apparent to a player like George Springer, whom the team lost to the Blue Jays in free agency. But I wonder if the Astros aren't rushing him too fast through their system?

Leon has not really produced the type of statistics stateside that he will at maturity. He has shown some power and that amazing speed, but he's still raw and has to refine virtually every phase of his game.

Some have compared Leon to fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig. I don't think so. Puig had a much more powerful frame and was aggressive in his approach. Leon is of

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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