Minor League Prospect Note: Jorge Bonifacio, OF, Kansas City Royals




**Someone asked me to comment on Kansas City Royals outfield prospect Jorge Bonifacio.

The younger brother of Emilio Bonifacio, Jorge was signed by the Royals as a free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2009. A 6-1, 200-pound right-handed hitter and thrower, he turned 19 last month but is performing very well for Kane County in the Low-A Midwest League, hitting .307/.365/.458 thus far with 25 walks and 54 strikeouts in 306 at-bats. That's a particularly impressive slash line for the Midwest League, where the league average OPS is just .700.

The video linked above gives you a good idea about his setup at the plate. He seems to move around a lot but it doesn't impact his timing negatively, and to my knowledge he's shown no particular weaknesses against breaking pitches or stuff outside the zone. Scouting reports point to above-average power potential and gradually improving plate discipline. He also has a strong throwing arm that fits well in right field.

Bonifacio hasn't received much attention outside of Royals fandom, but that will change soon and there is good buzz about him. I had him as a C+/sleeper pre-season and would rank him a B- right now, with a higher grade possible by the end of the year.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Minor League Ball

You must be a member of Minor League Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Minor League Ball. You should read them.

Join Minor League Ball

You must be a member of Minor League Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Minor League Ball. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker