Saturday, May 10, 2014

BP at Lancaster Again...

Baseball Prospectus is covering Lancaster pretty heavily.  In their free Eyewitness Accounts series, they have already covered Josh Hader, Anthony Kemp and Lance McCullers Jr.

Now, it is the turn of Carlos Correa and Teoscar Hernandez.

Correa should be a name familiar to all Astros fans, being the guy they took with 1-1 in 2012.  Alex Rodriguez should also be a name familiar to Astros fans.  Some Astros fans may also be aware that A-Rod is a fairly good baseball player, but sadly he is also famous for a variety of less favourable exploits.  Anyhow, Correa and A-Rod are often mentioned in the same sentence in terms of baseball ability, and BP has draws the parallel as well.

Anyhow, I can't describe Correa better than BP can, but I can list some of his MiLB stats.  Carlos is young for Hi-A at 19, and is current hitting .297/.357/.432, on a BABIP of .344.  This is after a slow start with the bat.  He walks at a good clip, has projectable power, and Fangraphs' Oliver likes him to the tune of a 23.6 WAR player between now and 2018.

Teoscar Hernandez is a very interesting flier as a potential 5-tool outfielder.  Again, BP does a fantastic scouting job on the Dominican 21 year old.  He is still young for A+, is currently batting .299/.383/.545, with 19 XBH out of 40 total hits.  This includes 6 triples and 4 home runs.  Anyhow, Oliver is less bullish about the "bat" side of his game, and projects him as having a meagre 1.2 WAR in 2018.  BP's scouts seem to like him more than that, but recognise that he may be a fringe first-division player.  Plenty of guys have have a great career doing that.

Anyhow, check it out.  This series is free for the next while, and it is evident from the coverage at Lancaster that BP's Chris Rodriguez (i) lives nearby and (ii) really likes the JetHawks.

Finally, in the Teoscar Hernandez link, it may pay to scroll to the bottom and see who the Astros didn't take at 1-1 in 2013.  Now that isn't a good scouting report.  The Constable should whip up an Draft Profile in retrospect for this guy!