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Diamondbacks Prospects Review: Third Baseman

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Manuel Peña

Scouting Report: Hit: 50, Game Power: 55, Raw Power: 60, Speed: 40, Fielding: 50, FV: 40+
ETA: 2026
Fangraphs Ranking: Diamondbacks 15th best prospect.
MLB Pipeline Ranking: Diamondbacks 29th best prospect.
Venom Strikes Ranking: Diamondbacks 35th best prospect

Peña was the big get for the Diamondbacks out of their 2021 international class. He's another super young guy who just turned 18 back in December. His pro ball experience is limited to the Dominican Summer League, where he slashed .253 / .342 / .361. Good enough for me. I don't have any complaints about his 20.7 K%, or his 11.7 BB%, which are both around where I'd expect them to be, especially for someone so young. He has yet to play in 2022, and doesn't appear to have been assigned to a minor league team yet. I'd expect him to appear in Low-A Visalia sometime this season, possibly after more DSL experience.

And that's all I've got! Is there anyone I missed? Are you really excited about a certain name on this list? Let me know in the comments or tweet them at me @xwOBAplus!

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