Day 2 at Tournament of Stars
Games began at the USA Baseball complex in Cary, North Carolina on Wednesday. It makes for a long, and hot (high was 101, folks), day for all involved, but it’s also the chance to see all the players at the Tournament of Stars in game action.
Three games are in the books, all six teams in action, starting at 10 a.m. You can check out all of the boxscores on usabaseball’s TOS schedule page. Mike Persinger’s Day 1 Notebook is a good read as well (check out all the game coverage he provides as well).
Rather than rehash that, I want to use this space to pass along what scouts who were on hand had to say. Here’s a list, not exhaustive by any stretch, of players who stood out (in no particular order):
Donnie Everett — Up to 94-95 mph, showed makings of good secondary stuff. Good arm.
Ryan Mountcastle — He can flat out hit.
John Aiello — Good, aggressive at-bats
DJ Wilson — Good swings, aggressive play, ran well down line. Fits leadoff profile
Beau Burrows — 90-93 mph, impressive arm strength
Trenton Clark — Very good feel to hit, with advanced approach. Good K zone knowledge and made hard contact
Chad Smith — Swing bat well, hit 3B off top of right field wall
Daz Cameron — top of 1st round ability, exciting tools
Chris Chatfield — Good left-handed swing with power
Mitch Hansen — great left-handed swing
Cole McKay — 91-94 mph
Donnie Everett up to 95-we’ve seen up to 96 in past