Best Of YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports: 5/14/14
At ROTOscouting, we offer baseball scouting reports on the game’s best prospects. In addition, contributors complete YOUscout reports on players who aren’t worthy of 600-800 words….yet. In 2014, reports have been submitted on high round picks and future Major Leaguers who fly under the radar in prospect circles. Plus, readers are welcome to submit reports too! So far, Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor and Lucas Sims have been the biggest baseball scouting reports shared. As more readers learn about YOUscout, the number will grow. Here’s a look at the best of what’s been submitted to date.
YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports From Readers
Francisco Lindor, SS, Indians (By Mike Washburn)
Glove is Elite; saved 3 runs in game 2 of the DH with diving stop up the middle; Later showed plus-plus range up the middle with a spin and throw to nail batter by a half step; Arm was plus; Best defensive shortstop seen in person; make up is an 80; natural leader like Jeter on the field; Vocal with a strong baseball IQ; Franchise Short Stop and a perennial all-star ceiling.
Max White, OF, Rockies (By Chris Zolli)
His upright stance does not generate enough contact. He has a very long swing that nullifies the inner half of the plate from the left side and saps some of his power. White should be seen as an organizational piece unless he builds into his body and matures his plate approach.
Lucas Sims, P, Braves (By Ace Black)
Nice arm action; deceptive; hit the corners; will pitch inside; left some balls up; inconsistent with curveball; changeup has arm side movement. I didn’t see a future frontline starter, more of a solid 3 if everything comes together.
Henry Owens, P, Red Sox (By Mike Washburn)
Tall lanky 6’6 left hander with long levers, and has some projection left. Throws downhill with some deception, much quicker in the stretch. Very easy motion with little stress. Fastball plays up due to late tailing movement, could become plus with more projection, hit 94 on scout gun in stands, but mostly 89-91.
YOUscouting Baseball Scouting Reports From The Staff
J.T. Realmuto, C, Marlins (By Chris Blessing)
Doesn’t make consistent hard contact despite avg bat speed. Power potential for 10-15 HR. Pulls everything. Solid runner. 4.16 Home to first. Defensively, he’s framing pitches better but struggled to get in front of breaking balls in the dirt.
Victor Cruzado, OF, Mets (By Mike Newman)
Cruzado is a sleeper in the Mets’ system; best BP session on team; hardest contact in game too; Hit tool may play down due to lack of power projected loss of speed; presented as most athletic player with quick twitch movements; future “tweener” defensively with above average arm strength.
Pedro Baez, P, Dodgers (By Chris Blessing)
FB 96-97, with some life, thrown for strikes. A stocky right hander (6’2”, 230), his slider had tight spin but lacked break. Not a swing and miss offering. Worried pitch may be hammered by advanced competition sitting on pitch. Overall, likely Major Leaguer with upside tied to development of slider.
Tyler Lyons, P, Cardinals (By Mike Newman)
Command/control allows Lyons a margin for error. Low walk totals and a high GB% from the slider will allow for success in a 5th starter/swing man role. Maxed out frame with little upside left.
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This week, we’ll be adding staff YOUscout baseball scouting reports on Yankees and Braves prospects, among others. Enjoy the free content here at ROTOscouting and know our in depth scouting reports will provide accurate, easy to digest scouting information including video. To date, we’ve published nearly 30 new reports including many current and future top-1oo prospects since the start of the 2014 season.
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