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July 13, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: Futures Game: World Bats

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Ryan Parker

The mechanics of the bats on the World roster are broken down.

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July 13, 2015 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: World Team

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on every single player from the World roster

Hitters

Ketel Marte, SS, Seattle Mariners – Marte had a solid if unspectacular showing during BP, spraying line drives and showing off the quick wrists that give him a chance for a plus hit tool when all is said and done. He picked up hits from both the left and right side of the plate, but unfortunately was thrown out twice; once on a caught stealing and once on a quality throw frome Michael Conforto. The upside doesn’t match some other names here, but he should be a starting middle-infielder someday, more than likely at second base.

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2013 international free agent Rafael Devers (3B/SS), out of Samana (Dominican Republic), boasts a left side profile and a strong offensive foundation for a developmental staff to build upon. Devers shows solid hands in the field, decent fluidity in his lower half, and a strong arm, making him a natural fit at third base, long term.  In the box, the young Dominican is already showing an ability to create leverage without sacrificing his ahead-of-the-curve bat-to-ball skills and could project to above-average hit and power tools. Today’s video is from the 2013 Perfect Game World Showcase, held at Terry Park in Ft. Myers, Florida, and features Devers in a 16 pitch at bat.

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