Best of YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports: 6/10/2014
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
Very large for an 18 year old, very thick lower half. Looked every bit of 6’4 240 – will have to watch weight in time. Does not look his age, looks like an older player. Stance and set up looks like classic Vladimir Guerrero. Guess hitter currently who can hit slower velocity fastballs, but will have trouble in higher levels hitting velocity due to average at best bat speed. Chases offspeed out of the zone landing on his knee when swinging. Swing has some loft and can muscle pitches but ball does not explode off bat. Well below average runner who will become a baseclogger in a few years. Ran poor routes in right field and will be a major liability defensively unless moved to 1st/DH. Average arm that had good carry. Despite his youth, does not project to become a strong prospect.
YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports From the Staff
Non-drafted free agent out of Mt St Marys. Left Handed reliever with command issues. Will be given every opportunity to work those issues out. Maximum effort on FB w/late life, touched 94 but sat 90-92. Shouldn’t add more velocity. 12-6 curveball has out pitch potential. Commanded Crv better than FB. With better command, pitches play in upper levels.
Mazzilli presented as a fringe prospect; Typical Mets INF pick with limited upside (Robbie Shields, Matt Reynolds, Phillip Evans); presented with contact ability, but little pop; spray hitter who works the “V”; made all the plays on defense, but doesn’t have the range for SS; fielded ball in 5/6 hole and made surprisingly strong throw to 1B (runner was safe by a step); No home-to-first time, but presented as average runner; Pastornicky is closest comp from players scouted, but Mazzilli is less athletic; Utility ceiling, but more likely org. piece.
Chris Mazza is 24 in Low-A, but sits easily at 94-95 with his fastball. Slider was OK. That plus velocity will keep him around for a while, but he’s been hit around this year. It’s a relief-only profile.
The 23 year old right handed catcher was acquired in the JA Happ deal that brought the Astros a slew of fringe prospects. Carlos Perez is a potentially plus defender with a solid average arm, solid at blocking balls in the dirt and stillness framing pitches pitches. At the plate, he struggles against MLB quality pitching, especially facing a steady diet of breaking pitches. Career Backup profile, Triple A depth.
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10 Jun 2014 / Jeff Reese /
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