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Draft  | Prospect Scouting Reports  | 4/1/2016

2016 MLB Draft Pack: April 1

David Rawnsley      Patrick Ebert      Jheremy Brown      Andrew Krause     
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Once a week leading up to the 2016 MLB Draft Perfect Game will provide detailed scouting reports, and video (when available) on 10 of the top draft-eligible prospects. The first report each week will be available for free, the rest can be viewed with a PG Insider subscription. To learn more about Perfect Game's subscription packages and to sign up today please visit this link.

March 18 MLB Draft PackJosh Lowe, Matt Manning, A.J. Puk, Nick Senzel, Mike Shawaryn, Alex Speas, Bryan Reynolds, Blake Rutherford, Taylor Trammell, Robert Tyler.

March 25 MLB Draft Pack: Braxton Garrett, Dakota Hudson, Connor Jones, Reggie Lawson, Kyle Lewis, Drew Mendoza, Mickey Moniak, Corey Ray, Buddy Reed, Forrest Whitley

Prospects covered this week: Bryson Brigman, Zack Collins, Carlos Cortes, Jason Groome, Daulton Jefferies, Chris Okey, Delvin Perez, Nicholas Quintana, Cole Ragans, Logan Shore

Bryson Brigman – SS/2B

Height/Weight: 5-11/180
Bats/Throws: R/R
Birthdate: June 19, 1995
College: University of San Diego
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Projected Round: 3-4

A couple of weeks ago I took in the San Diego/Arizona State midweek game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium expecting to see a battle of two high-level shortstops in Bryson Brigman and ASU’s Colby Woodmansee. The scuttlebutt going in had been that Brigman was solid but that Woodmansee had first-round potential. I came away from that game having been supremely impressed, but it was Brigman who left the impression.

The defensive actions are very good at shortstop, with excellent hands and feet with quick-twitch athleticism and range to both sides. There isn’t a question of if he has the actions or athleticism to play the shortstop position at the next level, rather, it’s his arm strength that may be a bit light to profile at the 6-spot. If he does have to move to second base, however, he could profile as a plus defender there.

Where he really blew the doors off was with his bat, though. With a quick, short stroke highlighted by above average bat speed and good leverage at contact, Brigman went 3-for-5 in that game with five lasers, peppering the ball to all fields with authority and solid carry up the gaps. He doesn't profile for much in the way of over-the-fence power, which does limit his profile a bit, but at maturity it could be an above average hit tool with plenty of extra-base pop.

With all that being said, the ultimate profile, while a good one, isn’t that of a first or second rounder. He’s probably a second baseman, and albeit a potential plus defender there, it’s still a second baseman and likely not a shortstop. And while he also may end up with an above average hit tool, able to deliver a lot of extra-base pop, it falls short of being much home run power. Regardless of the limitations, his is a Major League profile, one teams will be happy to grab in the 3-4 round range. (BS)

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