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May 28, 2014

Scouting the Draft

2014 Draft: Middle Infielders to Know

by Nick J. Faleris


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Positional Overview
There are limited options up the middle at the top of the draft class, but the prep ranks offer some interesting options from the back of the first round to the third or fourth round, as well as some upside targets later on. Nick Gordon sits atop the grouping as the lone pure top 10 talent, with a chance to project to above average both offensively and defensively. The top collegiate shortstop in this year’s class is NC State’s Trea Turner, who can flash above-average potential defensively and plus-plus speed on the bases, but struggles to consistently execute on both sides of the ball.

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Probably Handsome

This is incredible. Thanks for doing this.

Do you think that Wall will be a difficult sign? Is there a shot that he goes to UNC and his arm heals, such that he could be a passable shortstop, or is this pretty much it?

May 28, 2014 21:05 PM
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BP staff member Nick Faleris
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Thanks!

I think he's a second baseman long term, though you could shift him to centerfield and probably get a pretty good defender out there. Provided he goes early enough (which I think he will) I'd be surprised if he doesn't sign.

May 29, 2014 07:03 AM
 
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