Stats, Scouting Notes and Videos of the Toronto Blue Jays three Supplementary 1st Round Picks of the 2010 MLB Draft.
Baseball America Rank: #59
ESPN/Keith Law Rank: #15
6’3, 175 lbs
Orel Hershier comps due to make-up
91-93 MPH fastball
Plus Curve at 75-76 MPH with late downward break
Advanced, repeatable motion
“arm speed he already generates…good chance to end up with a plus fastball/plus curveball combination”
ESPN Future Grades: 65 fastball, 60 curve
Not ranked in Baseball America Top #200 Ranking
Not ranked in ESPN/Keith Law Top 100 prospects
Fastball consistently 94mph, along with a change and curve in June 2010 start
Pitching Coach Comments:
“His physical ability has always been there… He is so tall that his fastball has a steep angle headed to the plate. He has also been able to add and develop a curveball, which makes his fastball that much tougher to hit.”
Baseball America Rank: #22
ESPN/Keith Law Rank: #28
Played for USA College National Team
One of NCAA’s best fastballs, consistently 93-96.
Strong endurance, reached 96 MPH in 8th inning in two separate starts this season
“breaking ball is a hard slurve at 80-82 mph with good two-plane break and a sharp, late movement”
ESPN Future Grades: 65 fastball, 60 slider
Could start or be a back-end bullpen pitcher[youtube 2dofp-cmvhM]
Still on the board is upside arm Stetson Allie (Stetson Allie Scouting Report + Video). With multiple teams passing, including over-slot regulars such as the Yankees, Tigers (twice) and Red Sox (twice) I imagine sign-ability has become an issue.
Heading into Tuesday the Jays will draft 62nd, 69th, 81st, 94th, 114th, 126th & 156th.
Will the Jays stick to upside arms or focus on positional players?