By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
October 13, 2010
Wareham had my favorite starting pitcher in the Cape in 2010.
Jed Bradley (Georgia Tech), LHP
Most polished starter I saw on Cape by a mile. Played catch with FB at 87-92, room for more, smooth and efficient mechanics, plus average slider, absolutely filthy change up. Take Ranuado, give me this guy.
Tony Caldwell (Auburn), C
Cannon behind the plate, great catcher build, strong and athletic, handled the low ball well, shifted weight adequately and I never saw him badly tied up on either half. Just enough average to minus average offensive capability to hang around in the coming years. Limited power production and run speed.
Tyler Bream (Liberty), 3B
Not a name guy, but he can swing the bat from the left side. Average arm strength, just enough for third but needs to get better footwork and to move better to stay there. Left-handed gunshot guy, can’t take away the power production potential.
Matt Barnes (UConn), RHP
Did not see on the Cape, but saw in Spring 2010. Classic right-handed power frame, just scratching the surface, commands FB at 94.
George Springer (UConn) OF
Did not see on Cape in 2010, but saw in Cape 2009 and Spring 2010. Raw right-handed power and bat speed, classic cornerstone type, above-average power production potential, playable arm, speed, fielding and contact.
Alex Dickerson (Indiana) OF
Did not see on Cape in 2010, but saw in Cape in 2009. Always had the raw power but improved as a hitter and gained confidence. Average to above-average power production potential, playable tools otherwise.
Jack Armstrong (Vanderbilt), RHP
Big arm, improving control, big league frame and pedigree. The knock on him is that he gets inside of his own head on the mound. Can’t question his stuff. I’m on the record for liking him in the first round.
LJ Mazzilli (UConn), INF
Puts the bat on the ball with consistencty. Average power at best, solid average runner, soft hands as infielder, solid average arm. Lacks a star-quality tool but makes spray contact and plays the game well.