Monday, August 25, 2014
Prospects Plus: Marlins Avery Romero
Name: Avery Romero
Team: Greensboro Grasshoppers
Position: second base
Organizational Rank: 9th ranked prospect in the Marlins system, according to Baseball America.
Stats vs. Lakewood Blueclaws: 3-4 with two double Friday night.
Positives: He's almost as valuable a prospect as a second or third baseman, because his bat is the real appeal here. He has good bat speed which should give him above average power down the road.
Negatives: Romero doesn't have a true position. Scouts don’t believe that Romero has the athleticism and quickness needed to play shortstop in the pros. Scouts do believe he has adequate talent to handle the hot corner or play second, as well as provide enough offense to play either position.