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Scouting Report: Jiovanni Mier, SS, Bonita HS (2009 Draft)

May 15, 2009

(photo: Baseball Beginnings)

(photo: Baseball Beginnings)


Jiovanni Mier
SS, Bonita HS (La Verne, Calif.) 2009 Draft
B/T: R/R
6-3, 185
Games seen: 1, Innings: 8




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Medium build, lean, rangy, yet to physically mature.

STRENGTHS: Rangy, athletic, above-average defensive SS, soft hands, good reflexes, quick feet, good footwork and instincts, nose for the ball. Chance to be best defender at his position in major leagues. Average arm with above-average release, will field what he gets to, and will get to more balls than many. Short stride, compact swing, inside-out SA (straightaway) approach, line drive hitter who will put the ball in play. Should grow into power as he physically matures.

WEAKNESSES: Below-average strength, arm can occ. (occasionally) be inaccurate, can be too pull-oriented – all correctable.

SUMMARY: Gifted defender who can stay at SS at advanced levels. Former soccer player with outstanding footwork. Must continue to develop strength. Believe he will hit; see no reason why player should not become ML SS.

GRADES (Present\Future):
Hit            30/60
Power     30/60
Run         50/55
Arm        50/55
Field      50/70

Overall Future Potential: 60

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