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April 17, 2014

What Scouts Are Saying

April 17, 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

Nationals OF Bryce Harper: “Bryce Harper has a ton of talent, but he still plays way too out of control for me. He runs into outs on the basepaths and can be too aggressive in the outfield. He's only 21 years old and he will figure it out—he's too talented not to figure it out—but he is still a work in progress.”




Nationals RHP Blake Treinen: "Blake Treinen really impressed me. Top-shelf stuff with a mid-90s bowling ball and a sharp breaking ball. He's young and still needs to improve his command, but he's an interesting guy with a lot of weapons."



Braves OF Justin Upton: "Justin Upton was about as locked in as any hitter I've seen in quite some time. The impressive thing about him is that he shows so much power up the middle and the other way. He's not a burner, but he's a good baserunner and has good instincts in the outfield. He may have been so built up at one point that he's underrated now."

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