|2016-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)||What do we know about Jairo Beras that we didn't know a year ago? The numbers look pretty good but it is the Cal League. [I feel that could be a pretty good drinking game, btw.]|
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
|Yeah, I wrote him up back in June, and I'll get another look tomorrow night. You can absolutely see why he took down a seven-figure bonus, but there's extreme length in his frame and it manifests in more of a deliberate, gliding physicality, not a quick-twitch, explosive one, if that makes sense. He was super aggressive in my looks earlier in the year, and coupled with the long levers that lead to some holes in the swing, there's a pretty tremendous amount of swing-and-miss in his game. The power is fun, I'm just not sure how much of it'll ever play - though it should be noted that the Rangers are GREAT at helping dudes like Beras translate tools into talent.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=29656 (Wilson Karaman)
|2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)||Who do you see moving up to occupy the top tier of Rangers position prospects once the big-3 of Brinson, Mazara, and Gallo graduate to the bigs? Guys like Cordell, Ronald Guzman, Andy Ibanez, etc. have looked good to start the season. |
(Kristen from Canada)
|I think Tate's start to the year has to be seen as very encouraging. Leody Taveras is only 17, but initial reports have been intriguing. I missed Jairo Beras last week, he was out with an injury, but look forward to seeing what him in the next few weeks, and it's supposed to be an interesting bat. I liked some of the things Travis Demeritte can do, though the hit tool's a big question mark. I'll have notes up on him this week. Michael De Leon's glove is outstanding, and Josh Morgan shows interesting versatility and skills.
Basically you're going to see the system morph from a troika of 60+ OFP guys at the top to one that's more balanced around arms and positional depth. (Wilson Karaman)
|2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)||Any chance you can hit us with some knowledge on some Low Minor prospects from the Rangers system in Ronald Guzman, Travis Demeritte, & Jairo Beras? What about from the Brewers in Monte Harrison & Isan Diaz? |
(David from Atlantis)
|Sure! I filed a report on Guzman last summer, you can find that here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=263
Wasn't a fan. Would it shock me if he turned into a good hitter with moderate power? No. He was really searching for it when I saw him though. Some pleasant elements to his swing, but I didn't love his physicality and he showed no ability to hold himself together when he tried to turn on balls.
Demeritte I just saw and submitted some notes on, those'll be up this week in one of our "Notes From the Field" pieces. Beras was injured during my first look at High Desert, so have to wait on him.
I haven't seen either Diaz or Harrison in person. Was bummed the former got shipped out last winter like 146 other would've-been-great-to-watch-at-Visalia prospects. James Fisher wrote about him last week, you can find that here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28975 (Wilson Karaman)
|2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)||Am I a legitimate prospect? I feel overshadowed by my teammate Lewis Brinson (even though he's are at MB now) and Jairo Beras and Condor and Mazara. |
(Ryan Cordell from Late-Round Prospect Land)
|popular guy in the chat queue today. and honestly I don't know. I've seen you play but I have no notes either praising you or writing you off. I'll make it my homework tonight to check some video and other scouts. (Ryan Parker)|
|2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Going to watch all three games of Asheville and Hickory this week. What players should I watch out for the most; the usual of Dahl, Tapia, McMahon, Nomar, Brinson? Also, Brinson seems to be figuring it out, don't you think?|
(Silverback38 from VA)
|Looks like you know the names to me. I'd also look out for Jairo Beras and Akeem Bostick. And I agree with you on Brinson - saw him a bunch this spring in Arizona, and was impressed. Looks like he took a step forward, though there's still a long, long way to go. (Ben Carsley)|
|2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)||Jairo Beras was drawing some pretty crazy reports when he first burst onto the scene. Opinions seem to have cooled since then. Is this a result of Beras' age questions or is his skillset less special than it initially seemed?
Damn it, scouting 16-year olds can't be easy (not that I'm writing him off).|
(Or from Denton, TX)
|As an amateur, you had to be impressed with his raw power. At that point, you are scouting potential. After watching him against professional arms, you can start to see some of the swing dysfunction and it will sour the opinion. People should still be excited about his potential, but aware of his limitations. That's just the reality of scouting. Everybody looks good in the right lighting. It's when the fluorescent lights expose the complexion that we realize what we woke up next to. (Jason Parks)|