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September 25, 2013

Area Code Games

The Hitters, Part Two

by Chris Rodriguez


Here are five more hitters who shined in front of hundreds of scouts at the Area Code Games a couple weeks back. You can see part one here.

Blake Wiggins, 3B/ C/OF, Yankees #14

If there was one player who impressed the most, it was Blake Wiggins. In the cage, Wiggins showed some good bat speed, and I liked the way his hands worked, getting through the ball quickly. He even showed some surprising game power as he delivered a rare homer, a booming shot down the left field line that just cleared the fence against stiff winds. He later added another double off the wall down the left field line. Wiggins isn’t a huge kid, but he’s strong and can really attack fastballs middle-in, which he saw a lot because of the showcase atmosphere. At third base he fared well, showing off a strong arm and good actions. I didn’t see him play behind the plate, but if he has a chance to play there as well, that would be good for his draft stock. He certainly has the arm and athleticism for it. Regardless, Wiggins has a verbal commitment to Arkansas, and I don’t see him getting there if he continues to showcase his talents to scouts across the country the way he did that week.

Stone Garrett, OF, Rangers #7

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