VALDEZ, LUIS

Position: Outfield

DOB: September 12, 1999

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 195

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (December 26th, 2016)

Profile:  Signed by the Brewers out of the Dominican Republic in December of 2016, Valdez debuted in the Dominican Summer League the following summer with the DSL Brewers.  Long and lanky, Valdez saw time in both right and left field in his initial season.  His arm is a bit above average and while he has okay speed at present, he could slow down some as he fills out, leading to more of a right field profile.  Valdez’ swing is long and has some holes in it, but he makes loud contact when he barrels up the ball and should grow into some power.

2017:  The Brewers assigned Valdez to their Dominican Summer League team in 2017, but he struggled at the plate in 36 games there.  He managed just 19 hit in 107 at-bats as a 17-year-old, collecting four doubles and a home run.