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Covering the Cape, Chatham, 2010

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October 6, 2010

Next on the tour is Chatham, which apparently was visited by Great White Sharks this summer. I bet Schiff would hop in the water and mud wrestle one of them if it would fire his guys up.

Ricky Oropesa, USC, OF-1B 

I’ve seen power to all fields with metal from this left-handed hitter, but his raw power with wood is above average but strictly all to right field. He’s a hard worker, out early before the scouts, and I think is aware of what deficiencies he needs to address. Oropesa is probably going to be best suited as a left-handed hitting AL corner type and he’ll have to prove he’s not a DH in the pro ranks. No other tool really stands out, but left-handed raw power always gets  a job or two.

Aaron Westlake, Vanderbilt, OF-1B 

For my monopoly money, this is the middle of the order bat I’m buying off the 2010 Cape season. Should have solid average to slightly above average contact ability, above average raw power and power production. Can’t take away the bat speed and the hands – a gunshot guy all the way.

Brian Humphries, Pepperdine, CF

Tall and lean body, hands starting slow the day I saw him, body a little stiff. Left-handed hitter whose bat and speed profiles as best pro tools.

Mark Ginther, Oklahoma State, 3B

Plus arm, average bat, lean and rangy body, below-average speed, average bat speed, long swing.

Greg Larson, Florida, RHP

Can’t miss him at 6-8, FB averaged 87.

Joe Pavone, C, UConn

Really put together, firm front, two-handed guy, strong hands and forearms, good BPs. Generates torque from waist and finishes with lift. Arm strength average in this look, can get better behind plate at advanced levels.

Stephen Perez, SS, Miami

Numbers didn’t show, but good pro body, good hands from both sides, chance to have average power down the line, whippy athletic actions, fielding a plus, average range, arm accuracy a plus, quick release helps average arm strength, needs to trust hands.

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