2016 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Depth: 2nd base
By Ryan Mueller
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Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Bluefield Blue Jays
Deiferson Barreto 20-yrs-old
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Not related to Franklin Barreto, Deiferson has turned some heads with his play over the past 4 seasons. In his second season in America, the young Venezuelan hit .302 with 8 doubles, a triple, and 3 HR for the Bluefield Blue Jays. He generated excellent .347 wOBA and 110 wRC+ while not showing much power with .101 ISO.
Unlike many young Latin ball players, Deiferson shows good plate discipline with 5.3BB% and 12.1K%, which allowed manager Dennis Holmberg to bat him anywhere in the lineup.
Launching pad– Barreto will slide into Vancouver’s starting 2nd base job.
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