Monday, October 1, 2012

2013 Draft Profile: William Abreu

First Look William Abreu
OF  Mater Academy (Florida)
6' 3"   190 Lbs.
Bats: Left           Throws: Left
Committed to Miami

William Abreu: A polished high school bat with plus tools who patrols the outfield for Mater Academy. Wait a second? Haven't we heard this profile before. If you got a sense of Deja Vu, you might be thinking of Mater Academy alum Albert Almora. Almora was the sixth-overall pick last year when he was taken by Cubs. Similar, to Almora, Abreu possesses a rare plus-speed and plus-power combination. In addition, he is also committed to play for Miami just like his former teammate. However, Almora is likely the superior prospect because of his off-the-charts intangibles. Regardless, Abreu figures to follow in his footsteps as first round pick next spring.

Abreu has very quick hands and an easy wing. However, it can get a bit long at times and he may need to make adjustments at the next level. He has above average speed that has been clocked as low as 6.79 seconds. In the outfield he has sound footwork and a very accurate arm. He projects best as a left fielder. While no particular aspect of Abreu's game stands out, he has an extremely high floor for a high school player.

1 comment:

  1. Anyone know where i can find more updates on this player ?