With Winter seasons coming to an end, and Spring Training just around the corner, I decide to take a look through a scout's eyes at a few players that I saw in Venezuela. The first one I'm going to take a look at is shortstop Miguel Rojas from the Reds organization.
Rojas is a 22 year-old 5′9″, 175 lb limber shortstop with long arms and legs that played Double-A ball with the Reds in 2011. In Venezuela he plays with Tiburones de la Guaira, and this season he left such a great impression that I don't have a doubt he'll be playing in the Majors in the next few seasons.
Even though he's not an offensive threat, and he still has a lot to learn about hitting, his defensive capabilities are among the best I've seen in a while, and definitely the best I saw in Venezuela this year.
He has soft and quick hands while on defense, and when he fields a groundball you get the impression that the ball disappeared in his hands. His footwork is also outstanding, he turns the ...