ScoutingBookCombine Ranking (4/17/2014): #539
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Another in the endless parade of young hitters with question marks in the Mariners' system, Triunfel has slipped a bit from his high-flying days of hype, but remains intriguing because of his advanced batting development at an early age. While he lacks real power, he does have line-drive stroke and an ability to work to all fields.
A fiery competitor when he first came to the USA, no teenage shortstop looked as close to big-league-ready since Hanley Ramirez. Of course, due to Triunfel's plus arm and below-average speed, he's already been moved to third base, with right field or even first base possible as future stops on the spectrum... especially if his body continues to fill out. He's a couple of years away from growing into his real talent (and body), but he remains a significant prospect asset, epecially in the offensively-weak Mariners system. With five hits (including two doubles) in ten MLB games last year, he looks competent as a bench component now, though another full year of AAA might help him bloom into more than that. Still, time is running out quick: he'll be 23 when camp breaks.