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May 1, 2014

What Scouts Are Saying

May 1, 2014

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.

Major Leagues

White Sox 1B Jose Abreu: “He’s a beast and for real. He may run into a few slumps as pitchers adjust, but he has excellent bat speed and some of the best raw power to come along in recent years. But he's not just a pure slugger. He knows how to control the bat and maintains very fluid actions with his wrists.”




Reds RHP Johnny Cueto: "He's thrown 26 innings in his last three starts and all of it has been quality. He will touch 96, but he mixes in a cutter, slider, and changeup, changing speeds and eye levels and locating with a Luis Tiant-type delivery. He's a no. 1 right now, and far and away the best pitcher on their staff. The only concerns, long-term, are whether his conditioning and the delivery will hold up."


Reds CF Billy Hamilton: "Yes, he's the fastest player in baseball, but if you throw him a good fastball on the inner half of the plate and jam him up inside, he is not strong enough to do anything but roll over to second base. He can almost out-run the ball in the outfield and his instincts are terrific given how little time he has spent there, but I just don't know that he will ever hit."

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