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March 20, 2014

Notes from the Field

Spring Scouting Notes, 3/20

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff


(3/19) LHP Julio Urias (Dodgers)
Okay size; probably closer to 6’1’’ than listed height (5’11’’); strong build; definitely more body than listed weight (160 lbs.); could end up being high maintenance but not a problem at present; in delivery, lifts leg high before brief (straight) extension; soft landing; stays very balanced; everything looks very easy and repeatable; stays over the ball from ¾ slot; creates angle; fastball ranged from 91-95 in three-inning pop; mostly worked 93; command was solid-average to plus; line to the plate veered a little into the LH box; tendency to miss arm-side/up; showed excellent feel for altering movement; was cutting the ball and making it run; fastball is easy plus at present; could play even better with sharper command.

Slider was weapon pitch; 82-86; fastball disguise with late vertical hook; showed mature command of and confidence in the pitch; could throw it for strikes or drop it in the dirt for chase; plus pitch at present; very strong offering; changeup was 81-82; turned over one and buried it in the dirt as an out-pitch; the others were a little flat and up/arm-side; fringe-average right now; most likely a plus outcome.

High role 6 profile; the pitchability is well above-average; the stuff is plus; the delivery and arm action are plus; needs to build innings and stamina, but looks near-ready for major league action; despite current performance and polish, I don’t see a frontline ceiling; more present than projection; most likely a no. 2 starter; extra skin over the left eye doesn’t affect him and is non-issue; market could make him a star. –Jason Parks

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Silverback38

Great work gentlemen. "Extra skin over left eye". Seriously?! That's some serious analysis. I love serious baseball players that do it right. I'll keep an eye on this Hunter Dozier kid.

Mar 20, 2014 03:26 AM
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oakiegu007

Does this change the perspective on Dozier? Or is he still likely a role 5 (rather than a 6)?

Also, what's the outlook on Tellez? I was really interested in him, considering his power potential, in an AL only league, late round pick. We have 30 picks per year, so you really have to keep an eye out.

Mar 20, 2014 09:39 AM
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SenatorsGuy

I am by no means an experienced scout, but that video of Aaron Sanchez definitely gave me some pause. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like nearly all of his velocity is through the arm. That stride just looks lazy!

Mar 20, 2014 10:54 AM
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BP staff member Steffan Segui
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Its not lazy, it's appropriate for him. Every guy is different and if he were to try and extend the stride then he would likely have to exert more on his arm to get it over his front side and then he would lose two great qualities; the ease to throw the ball as hard as he does and consistency, which has taken him a good while to find.

Mar 20, 2014 21:17 PM
 
hyprvypr

Urias is nearly MLB ready? That is stunning considering his age. When do you realistically think he'll push the envelope of promotion to the show?

Mar 20, 2014 19:30 PM
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BP staff member Jason Parks
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Mid-late 2015 could be possible.

Mar 20, 2014 20:12 PM
 
eliyahu

Just curious: Is it possible that the fact that Urias is so ready so early makes us less likely to envision the type of development we'd normally expect from someone his age?

Mar 20, 2014 20:23 PM
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MaineSkin

Can only have one. You want Corey Seager or Hunter Dozier?

Mar 21, 2014 02:04 AM
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CalledStrike3

Seeing Greg Polanco - wearing a Pirates Uniform and hitting from the left side with those long levers .... could not help but be reminded of Dave Parker.

Mar 21, 2014 07:45 AM
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CalledStrike3

Dave Parker from 1975 averaged a WARP of 6 and a VORP of 50 ... stealing 20 bases twice. Those five years of excellence were followed by 10 plus years of tease.

Mar 21, 2014 07:49 AM
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