12/13/13

Draft 14 – Michael Gettys, Alex Verdugo, Carlos Rodon, Michael Chavis ,Forrest Wall

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11-14-13 – BLF - It will always be difficult to stop a player with plus-plus speed, who hits for average, who hits with power, who possesses brutal arm strength, and who has the defensive skills required to take away base hits. That is called – in the baseball world – a five tool player, a player that does it all, coveted by every scout that combs the earth searching for prospective talent. Georgia commit Michael Gettys is a six tool player. http://bigleaguefutures.net/1/2013/11/13/georgia-commit-michael-gettys-a-6-tool-player/


11-6-13 – Todd Gold – WWBA World Championship – Alex Verdugo (2014 LHP/OF, Texas Scout Team Yankees) - The two-way prospect out has scouts split on whether his future lies on the mound or in the outfield. What is certain is that his curveball is a weapon, and he used it with devastating effect in his start against the Dirtbags. His matchup against one of the top left handed hitting prospects in the class (Braxton Davidson) was must-see for crosscheckers. In that matchup Verdugo buckled Davidson's knees with his deep 12-6 hammer, striking him out with it in their second encounter after starting him off with it to begin their first with impressive results. His fastball sat 88-92 as per usual, and a second inning hiccup aside, commanded it well for two of his three innings. Just as importantly, Verdugo bounced back from his spell of wildness in the second inning when his front shoulder began opening early, he managed to make the adjustment and resumed hitting his spots in the third inning, striking out the side on 10 pitches. He also helped himself out a lot in the minds of scouts when he buckled down and struck out Davidson with the bases loaded after a two-out error extended what had been a rough second inning. http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9157


11-4-13 – MLB Draft Insider - Top 14 for ’14: College Pitchers - 1. Carlos Rodon / LHP / N.C. State — There isn’t much more to say about Rodon at this point, a left-handed ace with a mid 90′s fastballs and one of the best slider’s I’ve seen from an amateur. Rodon enters the year as the prohibitive favorite to be the first player selected in the 2014 draft. http://mlbdraftinsider.com/2013/11/top-14-for-14-college-pitchers/


10-15-13 – Baseball America - 42. Michael Chavis, 3b, Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga.: Five-foot-11 gamer offers all-around skills with plus bat speed, contact ability and above-average raw power to go with above-average wheels and arm. http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/2014-draft-top-50-october-2013-carlos-rodon/


9-11-13 - Sully’s 2014 Top 100 MLB HS Draft Prospects – 55. Forrest Wall – INF, Orangewood Christian (FL) HS http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/sullys-2014-top-100-mlb-hs-draft-prospects/

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