Best Of YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports: 6/4/14
ROTOscouting offers our readers a place to view raw notes on players we do not profile in depth with bona fide baseball scouting reports. Players like Braves’ Shae Simmons and Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto — solid prospects, but ones who fall short of requiring a 600-800 word piece. 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 for reader reference and enjoyment as players progress through the minors and into the major leagues.
YOUscouting Baseball Scouting Reports From Readers
David Dahl – CF – Colorado Rockies (Scouted by Anon Y. Mous on 5/29/2014)
David Dahl is one of the most exciting players I have scouted in the SAL. The true definition of a 5-tool player, Dahl’s swing rivals any other I’ve seen in 12 years of scouting. I think a lot of people are sleeping on the power, which could eventually yield 25 HR/year if everything comes together. Every scout I have talked to says that the makeup issues surrounding Dahl are of absolutely no concern and that he is one of the hardest working players out there.
Clint Frazier – CF – Cleveland Indians (Scouted by Mike Washburn on 5/19/2014)
Elite bat speed, loft in swing, and strength from forearms suggest future plus power if he is able to unlock his hit tool, could push plus-plus power. Hit tool is currently well below average due to having a small hitch creating a late trigger in swing. He also has trouble reading spin. Can hit slower velocity and change-ups, but had trouble catching up to velocity from late trigger. He has a good eye of the strikezone on fastballs and change ups. Looks hapless against breaking balls as opposing pitchers went back to it time and time again as he failed to put a breaking ball in play in three games I watched.
YOUscout Baseball Scouting Reports From The Staff
J.T. Realmuto – C – Miami Marlins (Scouted by Chris Blessing on 4/16/2014)
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. Defensively value enhanced by ability to control running game w/ strong throwing arm and good mechanics. A converted SS, Realmuto looks to have a MLB career as a second division starter.
Shae Simmons – RP – Atlanta Braves (Scouted by Chris Blessing on 5/23/14)
Shae Simmons is a max effort reliever with 95-97 MPH fastball on the fringes of plus-plus. The velocity of his pitches and solid late movement allows him to get away with below average command in Double-A. His 83-86 MPH slider has sharp 11-3 break. An out pitch, it projects as a solid-average offering.
Ryan Rua – 3B – Texas Rangers (Scouted by Grant Schiller on 5/23/14)
Rua owns above average bat speed, and that combined with his tremendous strength leads to a capability for 20 or so home runs. He absolutely mashes balls in batting practice, and his power has played in game action, with 32 bombs in 2013 and nine so far in 2014. Rua possesses power to all fields. A slight pull hitter, Rua has a swing that tends to get a bit too long in game action, despite being fairly compact in batting practice. He has shown improved bat to ball skills this year, cutting down on his K-rate and swinging and missing much less often.
Philip Gosselin – 2B/SS – Atlanta Braves (Scouted by Mike Newman on 5/19/14)
Gosselin has developed from a borderline non-prospect to future utility infielder at the MLB level. Arm strength limits him at SS, but Gosselin has the range to play there once or twice per week. His best defensive position is 2B, where he profiles as an above average defender. Gosselin has strong bat-to-ball skills and peppers line drives from gap-to-gap. He’s also an excellent bunter with the ability to drag for a hit. However, the right-handed hitter is aggressive on balls in the strike zone which limits his ability to draw free passes.
If you would like to contribute your own baseball scouting reports on players you see at minor league games, follow the YOUscout links in the right-hand column of this page. We look forward to reading your submissions!
4 Jun 2014 / Mike Newman /
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