9/6/1992 (24 y, 6 m, 24 d) Bats/Throws:
OFContract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 9/15/2014 Risk: 4 ETA: 2017 Team Rank: 21 Positional Rank: NA Overall Rank: NA
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Brito (finger) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. (3/28/2017)Injury:
Finger, 60-Day DL
|Profile: Injuries to the Arizona outfield afforded Socrates Brito an early opportunity in 2016, but he was unable to latch on to a roster spot as he appeared in only 40 games and recorded just 97 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks. In that brief stint, he displayed his typical tendencies to strike out at a high rate (23.7%) and walk at a low one (2.1%). That was a trend that continued for him throughout the season at Triple-A, with those percentages coming in at 18.9% and 4.1%, respectively. He did record an isolated power of .179, which is a positive sign, but he was far too aggressive at the plate, as indicated by his 56.1% swing rate and 12.2 SwStr%. His 40.6% swing rate on pitches outside of the strike zone would have placed him in the 10 highest rates among qualifying hitters in all of baseball. The physical tools are there. He has the frame that could lead to some power and he's showcased an ability to run throughout his minor league career, with two seasons of over 20 steals and a season of 38. But he's going to have to work on the approach and cut down on the overall swings and the whiffs before receiving a major role in Arizona. Perhaps more consistent time at the big league level could pay off in that regard. (Randy Holt)|
The Quick Opinion: After earning a spot out of spring camp last year, Socrates Brito struggled to perform at the major league level, striking out well over 20% of the time and walking at a minuscule 2.1% rate. Nonetheless, there's some pop and some speed there, as well as a defensive game that could earn him a reserve role in the future.