One more guy: Arizona Diamondbacks
It’s organization preview time again. Monday was day one of a 30-day stretch, with a detailed look at one team’s farm system each day. And this year, for the first time ever on MLB.com, we’ve got ranked Top 10 lists for each team!
Today, we started with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Obviously, each team has way more than 10 prospects, so here on B3, I’m going to try and write up “one more guy” from each system. It might be the guy who’d be No. 11 or it just might be another intriguing prospect of some sort. Today’s One More Guy (OMG) is…
A.J. Pollock, OF: Pollock, Arizona’s first-round pick from 2009 out of Notre Dame, is on a few other Top 10 lists, and he wasn’t far off of mine. He missed all of 2010 with a fractured elbow suffered in Spring Training a year ago. He did come back in time to play in the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .313/.389/.406 while going a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen-base attempts in 16 games.
He’s got a good bat and a solid approach at the plate. He runs pretty well and his baseball instincts allow his solid-average tools to play up. There are some who see him as a 4th outfielder, rather than an every-day guy, when all is said and done, but without much pro experience under his belt, it’s a little difficult to make that determination just yet. His 2011 season, which could begin in Double-A, will help determine that.