Eddys Leopoldo Leonard (born November 10, 2000) is a Dominican professional baseball infielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.
Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an international free agent in July 2017. He made his debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2018, hitting .248 in 45 games.
In 2019, he played in 55 games, with the majority of them being for the Arizona League Dodgers, and hit .285. After sitting out the 2020 season due to the cancellation of the minor league season by the COVID-19 pandemic, he split the 2021 season between the Great Lakes Loons and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, hitting .296 with 22 home runs and 81 RBI in 107 games. He was added to the Dodgers 40-man roster in November 2021.
Eddys Leonard’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.
Eddys Leonard Scout Report
Hit: 55 | Power: 50 | Run: 55 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50
Though they were limited to maximum $300,000 international bonuses in 2017-18 as a penalty for spending $96 million on that market two years earlier, the Dodgers still found several talented position prospects, including Andy Pages and Miguel Vargas (Cuba), Leonard (Dominican Republic) and Jorbit Vivas (Venezuela). Signed for $200,000, Leonard is the most versatile athlete among that group. He batted .297/.390/.539 with 22 homers as a 20-year-old getting his first extended taste of full-season ball in 2021, earning a spot on the 40-man roster.
Bigger and stronger than his listed 160 pounds, Leonard has quick hands and a whippy right-handed stroke that produce electric bat speed. While he can get a bit pull-conscious, he makes consistent hard contact and is showing at least 20-homer potential as he learns to drive the ball more consistently. He recognizes pitches well and manages the strike zone effectively.
Leonard possesses solid arm strength and similar speed that has translated more into defensive versatility than stolen bases at this point. He played primarily at shortstop last season but also had double-digit starts at second base, third base, and center field. He needs to cut down on his youthful errors but projects as an average defender at shortstop, potentially plus at second and somewhere in between at third and center.
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