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Felix Valerio

 If you give his video a cursory look, you will think "hey, this guy is kind of like Jose Altuve", and he is. However, it would be irresponsible to be high on a sleeper prospect because he has a similar playstyle to former sleeper prospect who became one of the best players of his time. But no matter how you look at it, Valerio has performed exceptionally well at every level at a very young age, and it is genuinely uncanny how similar his playstyle and statistical profile is to Jose Altuve's. If he was a guarantee to be as good as Jose Altuve, he would be a 75 FV prospect, and that is ridiculous, but I don't think it would be too crazy to put him in the 45+ FV tier, as opposed to a 45 (which is what FanGraphs' Eric Longenhagen has him at), with a potential to breakout this year. One difference between him and Altuve is that he isn't perceived as a blazing runner, and a lot of Altuve's early career success was due to his top end speed. However, I haven't spent the time to look up how Altuve's speed was perceived a prospect. Scouting reports often don't reflect how guys are once they reach the MLB, so maybe midgets like Valerio and Altuve get underrated in that regard.