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MLB: Will Ezequiel Tovar be the next great Venezuelan shortstop? (+Videos)

Josué Porras Estebanot / @josuedporras

If there is a place in which Venezuela does not tire of producing players, it is undoubtedly the delay. Over the years, they have left us a huge number of great things, among which the names are Alfonso Carrasquel, Pompeiuso Davalillo, Luis Aparicio, David Concepción, Omar Vizquel, Alex González, César Izturis, Alcides Escobar, Elvis Andrus and Miguel Rojas.

This number of names has created a very good reputation in the Institutions when it comes to analyzing and observing the Venezuelan perspective, who play short stays, and for this reason we constantly see new residents playing in the field of play.

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Among the latest shortstop projects, the one that stands out the most is without a doubt Ezequiel Tovar, the 21-year-old and current number one prospect of the Colorado Rockies for 2023, and the number 25 prospect of all the Majors according to MLB. Tovar has owned shortstop for Colorado this season, and is also expected to win Rookie of the Year.

Why is so much expected of Tovar?

It doesn’t matter what type of fantasy league you’re in…

You want to look quickly @Rockies Ezequiel Tovar

– Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) May 2, 2022

At the baseball scouting level, the scale to rate players ranges from 20 points (lowest score) to 80 points (highest score). On this scale, an attribute that is rated at 70 or 80 points is considered a star attribute by Big Screens.

With this in mind, we can make a better guess that Ezequiel Tovar’s defense is rated 70, which means that he has the potential to become a defensive star in the league.

Tovar has been considered for several years as one of the best mitts in all of the Minor Leagues, because of his good work, solid hands and a good arm.


Career HR No. 1 for Ezequiel Tovar!

– Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 5, 2022

In the first years in the fields of Colorado Rockies, Tovar flashed a lot of boxing, but the offensive numbers were not very impressive, and we did not expect much from the salary with the staff in view of his arrival. in Majors.

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However, 2021 was an important crisis for Tovar’s offensive section, which continued to become quite aggressive, with good contact and occasional power tools that could make him a star.

Tovar is coming off a .319/.387/.540 offensive line in the 2022 minor league system, with 14 homers and 49 RBIs. In his first nine major league games, he hit .212/.257/.333 with a home run and two RBIs. If he can match his defensive skills, he will be a special player.

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