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 Post subject: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:52 pm 
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LF Carlos Cortes
Lake Howell HS
L/S; 5'8/185
6/30/97

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:51 pm 
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A broken finger limited Cortes early on the showcase circuit last summer, but he has still established a long track record of hitting. He has a knack for finding the barrel with his short, compact lefthanded swing. He has some power in his 5-foot-8, 195-pound frame, but he mostly produces hard line drives, which he sprays to all fields. While Cortes looks at home in the batter's box, he has yet to find one in the field. He has played second base, the outfield and even tried catching during his high school career. He throws with both arms, playing in the dirt as a righthander, the outfield as a lefthander and occasionally switch-pitching. But with fringy arm in the infield, below-average speed and his short stature, it is hard to find a position where he truly profiles. If Cortes hits enough, a team will find a spot to play him. But he may have to go to South Carolina, where he is committed, to further prove himself.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610
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Carlos Cortes (FL) can really hit. Just doesn't have a position. #Mets #mlbdraft


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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Few, if any, scouts, question Cortes' ability to hit. Figuring out where he can play in the field? Now that's a different story. Cortes might be the best high school hitter in the state of Florida. He consistently barrels the ball up, doing so against top notch competition over the summer as well as during his senior season. He has surprising pop considering his 5-foot-8 frame. That frame is fairly thick, however, and Cortes doesn't run particularly well. He may not have the range or the hands to stick at second base, the position he plays more often than not. He has seen time in the outfield and he's also been giving catching a try to try and find a defensive home. It won't help him as a professional, but the South Carolina commit can actually throw with both hands. Guys who can hit tend to do fairly well. Teams will have to get past Cortes's size and lack of defensive profile to pull the trigger on a bat most feel will play at the next level.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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Hey nice pick! I'd try him at 2b if his arm isn't that great.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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If he wasn't a lefty thrower, I'd suggest third.

In fact - who was the last lefty third baseman, and would it work?

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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#Mets take Carlos Cortes in the 19th round. Only one tool here, but that tool is potentially a plus hit tool, so that's fun.

He can throw with both hands.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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tejdog1 wrote:
If he wasn't a lefty thrower, I'd suggest third.

In fact - who was the last lefty third baseman, and would it work?



He throws with both hands. Apparently lefty when in the outfield and righty on the infield.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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tejdog1 wrote:
If he wasn't a lefty thrower, I'd suggest third.

In fact - who was the last lefty third baseman, and would it work?

That switch is on his arm. He throws with both of them.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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would stick him at catcher… they say he can throw Righty too


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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My bad. Just not used to reading that lol. I rote copied it into the opening post and my brain just auto assumed it was switch hit.

I guess his infield arm is too weak for 3b?

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 20, Pick 610 lf Carlos Cortes
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This is the kid who throws with both hands, no?


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