Signed to a franchise record $300,000 bonus for an amateur out of Latin America. Tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol in May 2010. Plus raw power. Bat goes quickly through the zone with nice arc. Solid load that is not over extended. Smooth transfer of weight in the lower half that really gets the hips out and through to attack the ball; while keeping his hands back and “loaded”. Body and head stay silent and twist along with his hips during his swing. Defensively: above-average arm with good hands, but needs to improve footwork — has a bit too much “happy feet” before planting for the throw to first.