Adam McInturff of 2080 Baseball is back with scouting reports on all of the Washington Nationals’ prospects who participated in the Arizona Fall League.
Here’s a scouting report on Nats’ catching prospect Tres Barrera.
Name: Tres Barrera
Age (as of September 1, 2018): 23y, 11m
Bats/Throws: R / R
Present Role: 30
Future Role: 40 (Backup Catcher)
2018 Level: A+
• Scouting Report - Tres Barrera Prospect Spotlight - LINK
Washington’s sixth-rounder in 2016, Barrera has slowly put himself on the prospect map in the organization with back-to-back solid seasons with Hagerstown and Potomac, respectively. The Nats sent him to Fall League after an All-Star campaign in the Carolina League. While Barrera showed some life with the bat in A-Ball this year, his stat line against advanced competition in the AFL reflects the concerns scouts have about his true offensive potential. A solid defensive catcher with plus intangibles, he handles pitchers well and leads the defense. His glove gives the ceiling of a backup catcher.
Barrera will head to Double-A to begin 2019 and will be Rule 5 eligible for the first time after the season. He’s still at least a year away from being to help in a small role, if not two.