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July 22, 2013

Monday Morning Ten Pack

July 22, 2013

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff


Luis Sardinas, SS, Rangers (High-A Myrtle Beach)
A popular name in recent trade rumors, Sardinas is an attractive target for most teams because of his pure defensive qualities at a premium position. The tools are even louder than fellow J2 classmate Jurickson Profar, as Sardinas has superior speed, similar hit tool potential, and a superior glove. The 20-year-old Venezuelan has struggled to stay on the field because of injury, but when he's healthy and decides to turn on the effort, Sardinas can flash first-division potential, an impact defender with plus plus speed and natural bat-to-ball ability. Jason Parks

Braulio Ortiz, RHP, White Sox (High-A Winston Salem)
It has been a big season for the big Dominican arm, making the jump from the DSL to full-season ball, and after a stellar run in Low-A, the 21-year-old now finds himself in the Carolina League. Even though he has made a few starts, Ortiz profiles as a power arm in the 'pen, riding an impressive mid-90s fastball and missing more than a bat per inning. The command is loose and the secondary arsenal needs refinement, but Ortiz is on the fast-track, and looks like a prospect to keep an eye on going forward. —Jason Parks

George Springer, OF, Astros (Triple-A Oklahoma City)
The 23-year-old Springer has torn through the Pacific Coast League since being promoted from Double-A late last month, hitting .371/.464/.786 in 21 games. The small-sample numbers include a 9.5 percent home run rate (eight HR in 84 PA), a 13 percent walk rate, and a near 30 percent strikeout rate. A 6-foot-3, 200-pound centerfielder, Springer isn’t short on raw talent. His power and bat speed can stand out at any level, he’s a plus runner with 20-plus steal potential, and he’s also a plus defender in center.

Despite his sky-high whiff rate (29.7 percent at both levels), Springer is putting up massive numbers, and scouts generally seem sold that he’ll become an everyday-caliber player up the middle. The primary debate among scouts has been whether Springer will develop into a role 5 (average everyday) or role 6 (first-division) player at full maturity. His strikeout totals are always at the forefront of that discussion, and that––coupled with the loud tools––make him one of the game’s more intriguing prospects for me. I’m almost viewing Springer as a test subject; regardless of his ultimate outcome in the majors, a player like him should provide a valuable lesson in scouting. —Jason Cole

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George Springer, OF, Corpus Christi Hooks (6/10-11/2013) from Jason Cole on Vimeo.

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