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Mystery Draft 2010 – Undersized Prep Outfielders

No names, no hype, no actual right or wrong answer. Which prospect of the two undersized high school outfielders would you rather see your favorite team draft this June?

Player A

Plus (60) speed, but more quick (great acceleration) than a classic burner; average at best arm (currently about a 45), but projects as a little better than average (probably a 55, give or take); far more power, both present and projected, than his frame (5-9, 160) suggests; profiles as above-average defensively in center or plus in a corner, most likely right; above-average hit tool; aforementioned diminutive frame and a slow start this spring kept his prospect stock down, but upside as a quality big league regular can be reached if he adds strength; also has legitimate potential on mound with plus control of a fastball between 88-91, mid-70s changeup, and above-average soft curveball…

Player B

Above-average runner who is also a plus-plus athlete; present average arm that some see as having plus raw potential, but only after some serious coaching up; easy plus raw power, but has had better luck showing it in batting practice than in-game; contact rates remain low enough that it is difficult to project him as having an average hit tool because of a preponderance of swings and misses, but with more reps (again, he’s extremely raw) anything is possible; when he doesn’t swing and miss, however, the ball goes a very, very long way; despite some concern that he is already maxed out physically at 5-10, 205, prospect offers up some of the highest upside in the 2010 draft class, especially in the power department…

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2 Comments

  1. Jamie says:

    Hmmmmmmm, I’ll go for the boom or bust Player B (Reggie Golden perhaps?) My guess for Player A is Trey Griffin.

  2. Joshua B. says:

    “Player B”. No question about it. I’ve coveted him for my team for a long time now. His tools may be the best in the class, although his hit tool does concern me, it’s his only question mark… I’d also let my favorite NFL team take him as a running back.

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