Monday, June 6, 2011

MLB Draft Live Blog

The Chicago Cubs select high school SS Javier Baez.  Baez can really hit and could develop big time power once he starts to fill out and get stronger.  He won't however, stick at shortstop and a move to third base is a best case scenario for Baez's future value.  He has fantastic bat speed, and if he puts on good weight and learns to get better leverage in his swing he'll put together enough of an offensive package to justify a move to right field.  He has the arm to play anywhere and even caught a little bit in high school.  

Some scouts don't like his on-field demeanor which can be described as "showy" or "cocky".  I was a douche bag in high school, too. Actually, I still am.  He'll likely grow out of it. 

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