Alonzo Harris Scouting Report (2010)
New York Mets second base prospect Alonzo Harris has the raw tools to warrant being considered a legitimate prospect within the organization. However in the couple of years scouting players in the “Sally”, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a prospect who plays baseball in a manner so completely opposite of his natural abilities.
- Lean, athletic build; 65 runner on the 20-80 scale; Explosive baseball movements
- Overall game requires considerable refinement in all areas
- Does he have the ability to make adjustments?
- Quite possibly plus bat speed; Swings from his heels
- Struggles mightily against decent breaking balls
- .270 OBP for a 65 runner; Worst stat of the 2010 season?
- Uppercut in his swing leads to far too many pop-ups for a player with his speed
- Dead pull hitter with a propensity to pull off the baseball.
- Present power is strong for a player of his size; Would play better as a gap-to-gap type.
- Marked improvement defensively towards the end of 2010.
- Arm is average to a tick below for second base.
- Doesn’t move particularly well laterally; Especially to his left
- Significant struggles turning double plays
- Has the speed to make a move to CF; May need to regardless
- Has the ability to steal more bases
In 2011, Alonzo Harris will probably repeat the South Atlantic League in the hope of improving fundamental aspects of his game which fall short. Unless Harris makes significant adjustments, he’s little more than an interesting organizational player at this point who will stick around professional baseball for a number of years due to his athleticism and profile as a “wild card”.
23 Jan 2014 / Mike Newman /
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