- He can really hit, despite his unconventional style
- He's a little bit of a weight-shift hitter, has a little hand-hitch in his load
- Tremendous bat speed, power to all fields
- "It's not the prettiest swing in the world, but he can hit"
- "I'm convinced that he can't catch."
- He's going be a DH, but he's going to be a very productive major league hitter
- I think there's a chance that he can be a very productive five-hole hitter in the big leagues
- Lot of balls to the backstop, strong arm, doesn't coordinate his release, arm action is a little bit long. He stabs at balls and doesn't move to block really well.
Is he still the Yankees' most valuable trade chip: "I think, from their perspective, he would be. If I was another team looking for a player, he wouldn't be my first choice. I'd be more interested in some of the young arms, because in the long run I think some of those young arms might have a bigger impact."
- Liked the way he battles, even without his good stuff
- Four average to solid-average major league pitches
- He could pitch in the MLB right now with the stuff
- Solid No. 4 starter
- A bulldog on the mound
- An enigma: "He'll flash you really good stuff, but he can't repeat his delivery at all."
- Clear that he's lost his confidence and has no confidence in what he's doing
- Long levers make it tough to find a consistent release point, but stuff is there
- Bullpen guy in the long run, 7th/8th-inning guy if everything turns around
- Live, loose arm
- Comped to Ramiro Mendoza in that he could be a versatile pen arm
- Loved the change-up -- "That's his weapon now."
- His niche is his versatility
- He's got big juice, big power, big raw juice, but style/bat path don't allow him to get to it at game time
- Getting himself out a lot. Swings at a lot of bad pitches.
- When he squares it, it sounds really good coming off his bat
- Too many holes in the swing
- Slower, not real athletic body
- Range at third base is not good; hands are OK
Labels: Adam Warren, Andrew Brackman, Brandon Laird, D.J. Mitchell, Jesus Montero, Scout's Notes