The Book on Jose Berrios
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Jose Berrios / RHP, MIN
School: Papa Jaun XXIII HS (PR)
238 | 8/1/2014
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (9/19/2014): #40
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #90
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: #75
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Drafted as a teenager from Puerto Rico to open 2012's compensation round, Jose Orlando (J-O) Berrios is a smallish righthander with good arm strength that springs a compact but strong frame. His short delivery suggests mechanical soundness, even if it's a bit jerky, with a fastball that can pop at 96mph and a breaking ball that looks like a real plus offering. He'll slow-cook in Minnesota after signing, but if he stays healthy, it won't be long before he's seen as a top-flight phenom in a system good at maximizing pitcher value.
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