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Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Scouting Reports: Sixth Round (176-205)
       
Published: Friday, June 11, 2010

DRAFT 2010
 
SCOUTING REPORTS
Sixth Round (176-205)
 
 
176. WASHINGTON NATIONALS
COLE LEONIDA, c, Georgia Tech
First-year starter has dramatically improved with bat (.305-11-52); plus arm/bat, good size, lacks raw power
 
177. PITTSBURGH PIRATES
JASON HURSH, rhp, Trinity Christian HS, Carrollton, Texas
Converted outfielder; slender 6-1 athlete, loose arm; 88-91 FB, CU developing; signed to Oklahoma State
 
178. BALTIMORE ORIOLES
DIXON ANDERSON, rhp, University of California
Never reached expectations consistently (4-3, 5.07, 71 IP/42), but + size, FB peaked at 96; delivery issues
 
179. KANSAS CITY ROYALS
SCOTT ALEXANDER, lhp, Sonoma State (Calif.)
Pepperdine transfer, went 3-6, 4.50; shows + stuff frequently, lively low-90s FB, lacks command/consistency
 
180. CLEVELAND INDIANS
NICK BARTOLONE, ss, Chabot (Calif.) JC
Slick-fielding SS w/solid instincts, speed, athleticism; bat (.369-5-35) plays at position; CS Bakersfield-sign
 
181. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
BLAKE PERRY, rhp, Pendleton/IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
Big, projectable righthander is Kentucky product; has present average stuff, FB sits in high-80s, touches 91
 
182. NEW YORK METS
GREG PEAVEY, rhp, Oregon State
Cleaner delivery/renewed confidence from big summer season contributed to better stuff (91-94 FB)/results
 
183. HOUSTON ASTROS
ADAM PLUTKO, rhp, Glendora HS, Calif.
Strong, loose arm, good athlete, velo has fallen from 92-94 early, to 88-91 late, has pitchability/command
 
184. SAN DIEGO PADRES
JOHN BARBATO, rhp, Felix Varela HS, Miami
Polished righthander is son of baseball coach; plus fastball/curve combo, tops out at 95 mph with command
 
185. OAKLAND A’s
TONY THOMPSON, 3b, University of Kansas
Knee injury affected power (.325-6-37; 21 HR as SO), mature hitter with bat speed, may end up at 1B
 
186. TORONTO BLUE JAYS
SEAN NOLIN, lhp, San Jacinto (Texas) JC
NY product has excelled with chance to pitch on injury-depleted staff (11-0, 2.02, 81 IP/85 SO); 88-92, + CH
 
187. CINCINNATI REDS
DREW CISCO, rhp, Wando HS, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Extremely-polished HS arm, 87-91 mph fastball with plus command, plus feel for three big-league pitches
 
188. CHICAGO WHITE SOX
RANGEL RAVELO, 3b, Hialeah (Fla.) HS
Ex-Cuban prospect was teammates with Manny Machado last summer; plus hitter, plus power potential    
 
189. MILWAUKEE BREWERS
CODY HAWN, 1b, University of Tennessee
One of draft’s best pure bats, hit .364-22-81 in 2009, slow start this year (.327-14-61); others tools just OK
 
190. CHICAGO CUBS
IVAN DeJESUS, of, Cupeyville HS, San Juan, P.R.
Quality athlete, solid CF tools/instincts, needs to get stronger, not related to ex-big league/same name
 
191. TAMPA BAY RAYS
JESSE HAHN, rhp, Virginia Tech
Still learning to command electric stuff, but huge upside with big, lean frame, 94-97 FB, two-plane curve
 
192. SEATTLE MARINERS
CHRISTIAN CARMICHAEL, c, Mililani HS
Didn’t play in high school, but impressed scouts in workout sessions with defensive skills, power potential
 
193. DETROIT TIGERS
BRYAN HOLADAY, c, Texas Christian
Excellent defensive catcher, bat has advanced as senior (.362-12-44); premium position, quality senior sign
 
194. ATLANTA BRAVES
JOEY TERDOSLAVICH, 1b, Long Beach State
Miami transfer, sat out 2009; feel to hit, swings bat both sides (.324-7-45), needs to show power for 1B/LF
 
195. MINNESOTA TWINS
LOGAN DARNELL, lhp, University of Kentucky
Solid stuff (90-93 FB, + life from low slot, big CU); struggles w/aluminum (74 IP/92 H/55 SO), + vs. wood
 
196. TEXAS RANGERS
BRETT NICHOLAS, c/3b, University of Missouri
Utility tools/skills; agile receiver, quick release, just fair hands; + power in bat (.365-11-62), competes
 
197. FLORIDA MARLINS
RETT VARNER, rhp, Texas-Arlington
Fourth-year junior with loose, easy arm; steady plus FB, has touched 96 mph; slurve/change are only fair
 
198. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
MIKE KICKHAM, lhp, Missouri State
Made huge jump in last year, 90-93 mph southpaw, sharp slider, improving command, quick/loose arm
 
199. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
JOHN GAST, lhp, Florida State
Former fifth-rounder finally fully healthy after TJ surgery; fastball-slider combo makes for solid package
 
200. COLORADO ROCKIES
JARED SIMON, of/3b, University of Tampa
College hitter with track record of success with metal/wood; plus hitter with gap power, limited defensively
 
201. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
GAUNTLETT ELDEMIRE, of, Ohio University
Very athletic, intriguing power/speed (6.46 seconds in 60) combo, hit .398-16-55, solid defender in CF
 
202. LOS ANGELES DODGERS
KEVIN GAUSMAN, rhp, Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo.
Still pumping 90-96 heat, but hittable (5-2, 3.66, 44 IP/45 H); needs to mix other pitches with 4-seam FB
 
203. BOSTON RED SOX
KENDRICK PERKINS, of, La Porte (Texas) HS
Outstanding 6-3, 215 athlete, football standout; has + speed/power combination, swing mechanics still raw
 
204. LOS ANGELES ANGELS
BRIAN DIEMER, rhp, University of California
Physical RHP (6-5, 225) has ++ run on 91-92 FB/tops 95, went 1-2, 2.20, 2 SV, stuff/command inconsistent
 
205. NEW YORK YANKEES
GABRIEL ENCINAS, rhp, St. Paul HS, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Strong spring (8-2, 1.44), steady 90-92 FB, big-breaking CU, extended ¾ release, long resume with scouts