Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:49 PM
Just wanted to start a thread about our budding German prospect, as I got to watch him play a lot this week and last down at Spring Training, and it appears others are there now or have been as well.
I was very impressed, he stood out more than anybody I got a chance to watch. It seemed every at bat I watched he laced a line drive somewhere for a hit and raced gracefully around the bases. I wasn't paying much attention to defense, focusing on the pitchers and hitters for pictures, but he was making a big impression in the batters box. Anyone else have any thoughts?
Video I took of him lining an opposite field double down the line: http://www.twitpic.com/8zswq4
Scouting Report: Tools - Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 40, Speed: 40. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but can sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)
Spring Training Regular since 2011.