6’2" 166 lbs DOB: 12/19/1987
Bats: Switch | Throws: Right
Acquired: Undrafted free agent(New Mexico JC)
This is the only guy on the list who is basically here for his stat line: a .332/.398/.534 line at Princeton this year from a middle infielder is impressive, even though he was playing mostly against younger competition. With Tim Beckham also in Princeton, Otero mainly played 2nd base, though he can also play shortstop.
On the scouting side, well, there just isn't much(any, really) information on him. About all I know is that he was drafted out of the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy by the Pirates in 2005(21st round), but he didn't sign and attended New Mexico Junior College.
Middle infielders, even old ones, posting a .932 OPS in the Appy League is impressive enough to get him on the list, though he's something of a question mark with only one season's worth of at-bats and virtually no scouting info on him. He'll probably begin 2009 at Hudson Valley, although there's an outside shot they push him to the slightly more age-appropriate level in low-A and Bowling Green. If he's able to replicate his 2008 stat line, then he could really emerge as someone to watch for going forward.