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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:01 PM
I like that you kept Gibson high on your list. He dropped to like 7th on my list, but I've seen him as low as 13-15 on some lists (of well-respected prospect people). I think that it will be interesting to see how Sano and Rosario take to the Midwest League, the weather, the full seasons, the bigger ballpark, etc. I think that Sano will struggle more in Beloit than Rosario. I'm ready for the season to start so we can start finding out.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:01 PM
Scouting Report: 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)
Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:53 PM
Steve, I was there watching Salcedo sprint the mile too. It was incredibly noteworthy. On its own, that means little to what he'll be as a pitcher. Looking at him physically, you can see why people are so excited about him. Tall, lanky, wiry, long arms, great motion and balance, good arm angle and whip action, good velocity. Good stuff. Frankly, the numbers he has put up haven't been out of this world, but very solid. He's a scout's dream though to watch. hopefully he can continue to improve, gain some strength and start racking up some strikeouts.