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August 8, 2013

What Scouts Are Saying

August 8, 2013

by Baseball Prospectus


Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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Braves 3B Chris Johnson: "He's not a great defender and he doesn't hit for a ton of power, but Chris Johnson battles through at-bats, squares up the ball, and hits line drives to all fields. He's not an impact 3B, but he may be a more impactful player than the guy the Braves gave up as the headliner in that deal—Martin Prado—and he may win the NL batting title."


Padres RHP Ian Kennedy: “He certainly has been on a rollercoaster ride this year with glimpses of what has made him successful and command issues that make you wonder how impactful he will be. He still has good stuff across the board but will have to find his strike zone command to get back to the pitcher of the last few years.”


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