There are so many players in baseball that there are bound to be statistical anomalies. Willians Astudillo was one of those players. If you were grading raw tools his look something like this.
Hit – 80
Power – 20
Speed – 20
Arm – 50
Glove – 30
He could hit any baseball, he never struck out (10 times in 2015), he never walked (8 unintentional walks in 2015), he had 121 successful hits in 2015, only 21 were for extra base hits (that is a .070 ISO).
But he cannot catch (well he could before a knee injury in 2013 ended his mobility), he can’t play the outfield, and his 5’9″ RH frame is not an ideal first baseman. At 24 years old there wasn’t a lot of hope his body was changing at all. Even as a catcher he sat behind Knapp, Alfaro, Lino, Rivero, Grullon, Bossart, and others in the Phillies’ system.
He did however, give us one of the greatest moments of the 2015 minor league season (photo by Baseball Betsy)