Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sickels, on 2010 draft

With a captip to the Crawfish Boxes, Minor League Ball's John Sickels wrote a review of the first round of the 2010 June Draft.

On Delino DeShields:
Georgia prep with major league bloodlines is struggling so far: .200/.274/.307 for Low-A Lexington in the Sally League. Appears quite raw, has been caught stealing four times in ten attempts, has already made seven errors at second base, plate discipline poor.

On Mike Foltynewicz:
Struggling thus far, but not out of expectation for an Illinois cold-weather high school guy who is just 19 years old. Reportedly very impressive in spring training.

And Mike Kvasnicka:
Better than his weak NY-P performance last year, but the BB/K isn't great, and his defense at third base remains rough, with eight errors in 21 games.

Good rundown of the 1st round, and it's always interesting to see how the hitters stack up against each other, even with a small sample size.