Sunday, June 11, 2017

GPro's Top 90 Draft Prospects for 2017: 1-30

Welcome to my scouting reports for the Top 90 draft prospects for this year with scouting reports.

1. Hunter Greene  RHP/SS/3B

Greene's a tremendous athlete and it shows on both sides of his game. He's a first round prospect as a hitter with plus raw power and a decent feel to hit, good hands and tremendous arm strength to play on the left side of the infield. 

On the mound however, he's on a different level. He's already hitting 102 MPH on his fastball and when he focuses on pitching full-time, he might be sitting at high-90s as he matures in his frame and with the ability to spot it thanks to his fairly easy mechanics and athleticism. I don't really dig his breaking ball ever since the PG All-American Classic due to its slurvy nature and I project his changeup better than his breaking ball due to his arm action and some late sink. At full maturity, both secondary offerings will be average to solid for him. 

Greene is first overall pick worthy with his potential to have an 80 fastball with above average command of it in the starting rotation but there are some concerns with his offspeed pitches that needs attention and the obvious risk of taking a HS pitcher in the early going.

Grades (Hitter): Hit 50 | Power 60 | Speed 50 | Arm 65 | Glove 50
Grades (Pitcher): FB 75 | SL 50+ | CH 50+ | CMD 55

GPro's Top 90 Draft Prospects for 2017: 31-60

31. Tristen Lutz  OF

Lutstock has been up and down but he has the potential to be a Round 1 draft pick.

Lutz is big and the frame has some serious raw power in it but he maintains his above average athleticism on it. Lutz has potential to hit well for average and power. His swing looked better than ever this season as he positioned his hands higher in his stance resulting to being short on the swing. He also reduced his crouch that helped him increase the leverage in his swing. He has above average bat speed, ability to hit to all fields, solid approach from a prep player, and he proved he can hit well with wood bats with power. His power has potential to play anywhere as he matures in his frame. He only got average speed but he hustles well on the bases. His arm is a fit anywhere in the outfield as it is strong and accurate. He's improving his routes in the outfield and has the makeup to think he'll be above average in all three spots.

While he's not the five-tool player that teams dream, Lutz can impact on both offense and defense with his power bat and impressive defense.

Grades: Hit 50+ | Power 55 | Speed 50 | Arm 60 | Glove 50

GPro's Top 90 Draft Prospects for 2017: 61-90 Plus 2

61. M.J. Melendez  C

Even though Melendez might not be the first prep catcher to be taken in this year's draft, he got the highest chance of sticking at the premium position at the end of the road.

Melendez has all the tools to stick at catcher throughout his career. He has superb athleticism behind the dish with plus lateral quickness, developing receiving with good hands, loose actions, tremendous reflexes, plus arm strength and good pop times. He tends to throw from his knees which affects the accuracy of his throws. He has considerable projection in his lean frame that projects above average to plus raw power. The biggest question mark for him is his ability to hit. I don't like how he swings the bat with bat wrap, a sloppy leg kick and a hacker mentality. The thing that he got is the exceptional bat speed which is plus-plus once he get his mechanics cleaned up. He got plus power potential to his left side with natural loft but his approach is very raw at this stage of his career.

Melendez has huge concerns with how much he'll hit for average and how much will he tap on his raw power but he got a big chance to reach the Majors with his defensive potential.

Grades: Hit 40 | Power 55 | Speed 35 | Arm 60 | Glove 55

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 Giants Draft Prospects Database

Here is the database for all of the draft prospects that I scouted so far with updated grades and short description on them and future reports will be in this database as well. In case you are going to read the prospects that I wrote here in more detail, you can visit my works here and here in my blog as well as herehere and here in my work at Scout. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2017 MLB Draft: First Look At The Draft Prospects Part 2

Welcome to the long awaited part 2 of my 2017 draft scouting reports. This will be exclusively posted in my blog since it's all pure scouting reports and not a lot of topic conversation. There are some prospects that are in the hunt while some are what I really want. Enjoy this one folks!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Scouting Reports for the 2016 Giants: Sacramento River Cats Prospects

Hello! I'm going to finish up my scouting reports series for this season with my scouting reports of the Sacramento River Cats. I'm going to try to mix it up for this year and do my scouting reports more descriptively rather than the more nitpicking reports of old. I feel that I deliver the reports better in description based on my own review of my own writings. I hope you enjoy this one.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Training Opinions Part 1

Hello! It's been a bit since I have posted. I have been particularly been busy watching the draft prospect performances online as well as WBC in my free time so I haven't really take a real deep look at the Spring Training games until lately. Here are my first opinions on the recent prospect performances in Spring.