Adam McInturff of 2080 Baseball is back with scouting reports on all of the Washington Nationals’ prospects who participated in the Arizona Fall League.
We already looked at Carter Kieboom, Daniel Johnson, and Taylor Guilbeau...
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.