Curtis Mead, 2B, TAM

Sometimes you have to get ahead of the scouts in order to find minor league talent for your dynasty teams. By the time a player is written up all over the place, one of your competitors has snapped him up already. To beat your competitors, you may have to roll the dice on one good season by a teenager.
Video courtesy of Baseball.com.au
  • Born: October 26, 2000
  • B/T: Right/Right
  • 6’2″, 171lb
  • Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018 out of Australia.

The Numbers

Those are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:

That’s it. That’s all we have other than his Australian numbers. But what we have is quite impressive. As an 18-year-old in a new land (new hemisphere), he pretty much did it all. Good power for his age, almost good speed, great K% rate, and a decent walk rate.

Power, speed, great batting eye, in an 18-year-old infielder. Not bad.

Would it be nice to see him do it at higher levels? Of course! But what we do have is a good start.

He hit lefties better at Rookie league level, but his OBP was good for both. Lots of walks against the righties.
Pull power at age 18, but good power, and as he grows into his body, opposite field power should follow.
A nice season for him where he got better and better, before tailing off at the end.

The Scouts

Warnings

We do not have much to go on.

The scouts want to see more.

It’s only Rookie level.

Conclusion

Ready to roll the dice? That’s Curtis Mead. But as this Prospects365.com article by John Calvagno reminds us, Tampa traded for this guy, so they liked what they saw. And they know talent.

Take a hint from the best.

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