Best of YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports: 5/29/2014
ROTOscouting offers our readers a place to view raw notes on players we do not profile in depth with bona fide baseball scouting reports. Rather than just being a vehicle for more dissemination of our content, YOUscout is also open to the public. We hope to build a crowd sourced scouting database that can continually be referenced as players progress through the minors and into the major leagues.
YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports From Readers
Tropeano utilizes a classic inverted W delivery, albeit is capable of repeating. Displays above-average/plus control and command. Will work both sides of the plate effectively against either handed hitters. Relies on changing speeds and near plus change up for strikeouts. Struggles to maintain momentum in delivery from the stretch. Has a strong idea about what he’s doing on the mound. Lack of a strong breaking ball limits his ceiling, but change up is a weapon to both RHH and LHH. Ceiling: #3 starter Likely outcome: #5 starter
YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports From the Staff
Future MLB backup with strong, sturdy frame and thick shoulders; rock and fire hitting mechanics with high leg lift; Not sure timing mechanism will work against advanced pitching; 1B up the middle in first at bat; multiple GB’s to left side — rolled over on pitches; threw 1.9 to second between innings; made snap throw from knees to nail runner at 1B
Well filled out with good height. High effort, reliever mechanics with a delivery that lacks fluidity and features a stabbing arm action. He turns his back towards the batter before delivering from a nearly over the top arm slot – adds deception. Fastball has good plane and jumps out of his hand at 92-93 (touching 95). It has some slight running action and can be blown past hitters. The curve ball is an 11-5 breaker thrown with power and tight spin at 78-80 MPH. It too can generate swings and misses – put away pitch. Flashed a change during pre-inning warm ups; didn’t throw in game. Command is below average, but the control was good enough for his raw stuff to play. Should fit in the back of a bullpen, probably in a setup role.
6’1”, switch hitting shortstop with limited offensive projection. Has the range for short but the arm projects to second base. Likely an utility player with the athleticism to play a little outfield. At the plate, Marte is a guess hitter and does not read off speed pitches well. He is a solid average runner.
Error-free at 3B, demonstrating quick hands and reactions with strong arm; Quiet set-up at the plate with a patient approach; slightly open stance with wide base; Hands slightly higher average batter; flat swing plane; fooled badly on an 81-MPH Brett Oberholtzer change-up; made loud contact twice; Barreled Oberholtzer fastball hard up the middle; Hammered inside 76 MPH CB foul; No home-first reading; Appeared slower than average; Better when underway (demonstrated twice: going first-to-third once, then on a hustle double)
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29 May 2014 / Jeff Reese /
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