Reds prospect Yerlin Confidan has superstar potential.
If the Cincinnati Reds exercise the right amount of patience, Yerlin Confidan has the potential to be an absolute superstar at the next level. Most outlets will rank Confidan outside the team's Top 20 prospects, but that won't be the case for very long.
Confidan was signed out of the Dominican Republic for $200K during the 2019-20 international signing period and got his first taste of baseball in the United States last season. Confidan played in 50 games at the Arizona Complex League and took home league MVP honors after slashing .315/.359/.573 with 11 home runs.
Confidan has picked up where he left off. The 19-year-old was assigned to the Daytona Tortugas for the start of the 2022 season and currently has a wRC+of 139 with a .440 slugging percentage. Confidan's raw power is off the charts and has the potential to hit 30-plus home runs per season.
MLB Pipeline sees Yerlin Confidan in a similar mold as Top 100 prospect Elly De La Cruz; an under-the-radar prospect who's tools are better than expected. FanGraphs projects Confidan to be able to add 20-30 pounds to his 6-foot-5 frame.
Yerlin Confidan is very, very young. Just 19 this season, the Cincinnati Reds don't need to worry about accelerating Confidan through the farm system. Confidan has swing-and-miss potential and has to develop that hit tool, but the raw power screams superstar potential.