Scouting the Top 50: 29-25
And now, a new set of scouting reports for your perusal:
29. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Royals
It’s hard to get a scouting report on a guy who saw only three games of action in the Pioneer League, so we’ll have to move on…
28. Carlos Carrasco, RHP, Phillies
Seen: May (Eastern League) and November (Venezuela Winter League)
Fastball: 90-96 mph
Curveball: 75-80 mph
Slider: 87-88 mph
Changeup: 83-88 mph
Tall, athletic body, ideal for pitcher. Quick arm action, good mechanics. Quick worker. Plus stuff with future command. Live arm. Fastball jumps on hitters, sinks and tails. Downer curve with bite, plus at times. Cut-like slider. Can change slot on change, good late sink and deception, looks like splitter. Good feel for pitching, can get outs, strikeouts on all pitches. Future top of rotation type.
27. Austin Jackson, OF, Yankees
Seen: April (Eastern League) and October (AFL)
Live-bodied, graceful athletic type. Mature beyond years, plays hard. Good, balanced approach at plate, sprays balls to all fields. Can bunt. Power will come in future. Good baserunner, will steal bases. Outstanding in center field, makes plays look easy. Can run down balls in gaps. Arm more than good enough. Future as Major League center fielder.
26. Mike Stanton, OF, Marlins
Sorry, no scouting report on him at this time…
25. Lars Anderson, 1B, Red Sox
Again, my apologies, no scouting report as the scout who saw his team in Lancaster was there when Anderson was on the shelf.
Sorry so brief today, with the holes. Tomorrow will be better, I promise…