I spoke to a scout yesterday about a few key players on the Thunder, as well as the just-promoted Manny Banuelos. Here are some quick notes…
— Durability concerns due to size
— Puts a lot of torque on a small frame
— Has three plus pitches
— Not very athletic
— Trouble repeating delivery
— Has best chance between him and Banuelos to be in the front of an MLB rotation, is the player he’d keep between the two
— Solid defensively
— Offensive concerns; high leg kick can causes him to open up and drift, which gives him problems on pitches low and away
— Problems are fixable, but have not been yet.
— In a tough spot beacuse he’s behind Cano and is limited to 2B defensively.
— Good line drive hitter with some doubles power.
— Needs to continue to work on his defense.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com