Bryson Stott *, SS, PHI

Bryson Stott could always hit, which is how he wound up a 1st-round pick by the Phillies. But the knock on him was that the raw power might not translate to game power, and his habit of expanding the strike zone by being athletic enough to reach for pitches waaay out of the zone mightContinue reading “Bryson Stott *, SS, PHI”

Luis Garcia*, SS, WAS

How did you spend your summer last year? Luis Garcia (the Nationals one, not the Astros one or the Phillies one or the Indians one or the Cardinals one) spent his summer in Double-A as a 19-year-old. How’d it go?Video courtesy of FanGraphsBorn: May 16, 2000B/T: Left/Right6’2″, 190lbSigned by the Washington Nationals in 2016 out of the Dominican Republic.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:Scou […]

William Contreras *, C, ATL

When the Braves drafted Shea Langeliers #9 overall in the 2019 MLB June Amateur draft, was that a sign that William Contreras was no longer considered their starting catcher of the future?Video courtesy of Prospects LiveBorn: December 24, 1997B/T: Right/Right6’0″, 180lbSigned by the Atlanta Braves in 2015 out of Venezuela.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:It’s a chart of beauty when a player […]

Kendall Simmons, SS/3B, PHI

A couple of years after being drafted by the Phillies, how is Kendall Simmons looking?Born: April 11, 2000B/T: Right/Right6’2″, 180-lbsDrafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Tattnall Square Academy (Macon, GA).The NumbersHis raw numbers are listed above courtesy of Let’s aggregate by year and then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:He did OK in his first pro season after being drafted, but ther […]

Tim Tebow, OF, NYM

I thought it would be an interesting contrast to the top prospects I’ve been covering to instead talk about a minor leaguer who has not made it to the majors, and who the scouts do not think has much of a chance. What do such a player’s numbers and charts tell us that the scouts already see?​So I picked an obscure player none of you will have heard of. An anonymous minor leaguer doing his best to reach the majors after years of trying.Video courtesy of Walt Hilsenb […]