Minor Musings for 6-7-10: the 2010 MLB Draft
With draft day now here, I wanted to offer some thoughts on a random selection of players, all of whom will be drafted at some point over the next three days. I hope to do some more in-depth profiles once the draft is behind us…
Josh Sale | OF | Bishop Blanchet HS (Washington) – He reminds me of Brett Wallace with his thick lower half. Sale I believe has better raw power, but doesn’t have quite the bat skills. Intelligent player with excellent make-up.
Nick Castellanos | 3b | Archbishop McCarthy HS (Florida) – He’s a first round pick, but he seems to be floating under the radar. He’s got a good approach at the plate, using the entire field…good power potential with room to add size and his swing is a good one for developmental coaches to work with
Kris Bryant | 3b | Bonanza High School (Las Vegas, Nevada) – Really pretty swing, but I’ve seen his bat speed questioned in a couple of different places and that does worry me
Jarrett Parker | CF | Virginia – He’s a good athlete, but I just don’t see his game translating well to the pro level
Delino DeShields Jr. | CF | Norcross HS (Georgia) – A tremdous athlete obviously with Major League bloodlines, Deshields has a quick bat, but inconsistent mechanics. His approach is more line drive oriented and his swing is handsy. I’m not sure how well his bat will play against high level pitching. High upside, but high risk as well
Todd Cunningham | OF | Jacksonville State – I don’t see him as a star player, but more of a good all around one. He’s got a nice swing from both sides of the plate and good athleticism
Yordy Cabrera | SS | Lakeland HS (Florida) – Intriguing player with good athleticism for his size and a strong arm. He generates excellent bat speed and has plus power potential. He’s old for a high school prospect and he hasn’t faced really good pitching yet, so he does come with red flags
Michael Lorenzen | OF | Fullerton Union HS (California) – A sleeper prospect for me…not a star, but a really good all around player. I like his swing and approach at the plate and he has a tremendous arm in right field.
Christian Colon, SS, Cal-State Fullerton – I think he’s a good prospect and a relatively safe one at that, but I don’t see the upside. He looks more like a solid regular and I’d want something more out of a first round pick.
Drew Vettleson | OF/RHP | Central Kitsap HS (Washington) – Another sleeper…projectable body and a good athlete with a nice swing and an idea of what he wants to do at the plate
Christian Yelich | 1b | Westlake HS (California) – He’s got a great body type — very projectable — and is a solid athlete for his size…a really pretty swing that can be fine tuned to get more power from down the line…
Deck McGuire | RHP | Georgia Tech – He’s a safe pick, but I’d like somebody with a little more upside in the first round
Cody Buckel | RHP | Royal HS (California) – Scouts don’t like him as much because he’s an undersized pitcher. However, he’s got big boy mechanics and a fastball to match
Cam Bedrosian | RHP | East Coweta HS (Georgia) – Real good present stuff and command…should move quickly for a prep pitcher based on his stuff and feel for pitching…has Major League bloodlines
Asher Wojciechowski, RHP, The Citadel - A little undersized, but a good athlete and a solid repertoire of pitches
Michael Foltynewicz | RHP | Minooka HS (Illinois) – Some concern about his breaking ball, but I think it shows enough potential for him to be worthy of a late first round draft pick
Jordan Swagerty | RHP | Arizona State – Used as a reliever with ASU, he’s intriguing because he throws three quality pitches and commands all of them well, which might make him a potential convert to starting
Aaron Sanchez | RHP | Barstow HS (California) – Tremendous athlete…real projectable body and smooth looking mechanics…really high upside arm
Scott Frazier, RHP, Upland HS (California) – Big time arm strength and a great frame, but he has trouble repeating his mechanics and his command is real iffy…not sure I’d trust him with a high round draft pick
Tyrell Jenkins | RHP | Henderson HS (Texas) – He’s raw, but he shows enough potential where a team that knows how develop players can turn him into a top level pitcher with some small tweaks here and there