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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects for 2016 | MLB.com

This guy is really, really impressive.

1. Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers (No. 1 on Top 100)
Reinforcing the idea that he should have been promoted a lot earlier, Seager hit .337/.425/.561 during his September callup. He has a higher offensive ceiling than any Major League shortstop not named Correa and could hit .280 with 20 homers in his first full season with Los Angeles. He’s going to be a better player than his brother, Mariners All-Star Kyle Seager.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 08, 2016 at 06:15 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: rookies, scouting reports

Monday, February 08, 2016

Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies | FanGraphs Baseball

1. Brendan Rodgers, SS
Current Level/Age: R/19.6, 6’0/180, R/R
Acquired: Drafted 3rd overall (1st round) in 2015 out of Florida HS by COL for $1.7853 million bonus, traded to CLE in July 2015
Previous : NA

Rodgers went into his spring season as a strong contender for the first-overall pick, though a slight dip in performance made him slide down two spots to the Rockies. Every aspect of his game shows promise, from his soft hands and strong arm in the field to his promise of power and average at the plate. Throw in above-average raw speed, and the sky is the limit for what he can do at the big league level.

His offense is likely to be the greatest source of value he provides on the field. A future plus grade on his power may be light once he fills out, and he has good enough contact skills to be a well above-average bat overall. He gets good lift to his swing despite his hands being a little steep entering the zone at times, and he can be long to the ball due to his barrel getting away from him early. Both qualities are relativley minor limitations, since he also has excellent hip drive and a really efficient lower half as a whole.

The downward start with his hands makes him mildly pull-heavy with his fly balls, though he has shown some capacity to drive the ball to all fields. As he adds strength, he may still be able to hit the ball out to all fields. The length to his swing may also lower his hit tool potential slightly, but I still think he profiles as a likely 55 bat due to a good feel for the barrel and great balance. I have a very small concern about strikeouts in the future as the competition gets better, but not enough to think his other skills can’t compensate for it.

Defensively, there is talk of him moving off short as he matures, but I think that’s premature. His range may be average or a little above, but he adds quick yet quiet hands and footwork to profile as a legitimate big league shortstop in my mind. He has plenty of arm strength and can throw from every angle, showing aptitude for throwing on the move. His defense at third would profile as elite for the position, but I still see him as an average shortstop at worst defensively.

As a high school bat, undoubtedly Rodgers carries a bit more risk for his high draft position, but there is great potential here with plenty of present ability to buy into his development. Whether he plays shortstop or third base, he has a bright future with one of the highest ceilings in the minor leagues.

Hit: 35/55/60 Power: 40/60/65 Run: 50/50/55 Field: 55/60/65 Throw: 50/60/65
Overall: 35/65/70+

Jim Furtado Posted: February 08, 2016 at 09:06 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: rockies, scouting reports


Monday, November 02, 2015

Why a Royals scouting report was start of the Mets’ demise (New York Post)

“Make [Lucas] Duda throw the ball. Make [Travis] d’Arnaud throw the ball,’’ was presented to every Royals player.

Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: November 02, 2015 at 10:42 AM | 151 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, royals, scouting reports, world series

 

 

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