While the power is there, Bayron Lora needs to develop his swing and reach his full potential. His minimal effort swing generates power through his wrists and hips. His center mass generates torque and his batted ball speeds reach 112 mph. Lora is a slap-hitter with plenty of upside, and as he matures, he should be able to stick in the corner of the outfield.
Lora has been a problem off the field. He signed with the Rangers for $3.9million, but he has not been in spring training or extended-spring training. The Rangers have not revealed the reasons he was placed on the restricted roster. However, Lora’s massive frame should be a consideration for Rangers scouts. His power is not well-known, but he has the potential to play right field if Rangers are willing and able to work with him.
While he may be in critical condition, Lora’s injury is a blow to his baseball career. He was scheduled to return to baseball activity in 2021, and was scheduled to play in the Dominican Summer League this season. His absence in the minors is also a blow to the Rangers organization, which was hoping to see him make meaningful strides in his first season in the United States. As long as he is able to make a full recovery, the Rangers organization should give thanks for his life.
The Rangers signed Lora as an international free agent in 2019. He has yet to make a professional debut, but has been improving since his arrival in Texas. Lora has a 70-grade power tool and projects to be a 40-homer corner OF in the future. He has the potential to hit 60 homers and could end up as a 30-40 homer player with the Rangers. As far as his future development goes, he’s the youngest player on the Rangers’ farm system.