Re: Baseball America top prospects by League
I agree that Seth is not a toolsy guy, though as I have pointed out, there is power potential. For those who have been to Dayton, you have seen the awning just left of straightaway center. There is rarely a homer hit in that area, below that awning, it is a deep part of the park. Once a season, someone hits one on top of the awning. Seth hit one, in a game, that actually cleared the awning. He needs to learn to recognize pitches he can turn on and pull and if he ever does that, he will become a 25+ homer guy.
Tools aside, his baseball skills are outstanding. He is a tough kid who is hungry to keep getting better. He is a quiet guy with an old school approach to baseball. He plays everyday and the trainer told me his pain threshold is off the charts. He was an all state quarterback in high school and excellent student. Some guys are just winners. This is one. His college coach did not offer a scholarship until the last possible minute, yet he became a starter as a freshmen and later was a key ingredient in a national title at the U of Arizona. His college coach called him the best defensive third basemen he had ever seen.
This player will not be a top 10 guy on many lists. But I saw how he came to work and to improve every day. I put my money on players who want to put in the hours to get better. You know, kind of like the guy playing first base at GABP. This kid is not a sure thing, but the organization would be better with more like him.
Last edited by redsof72; 10-14-2013 at 09:55 PM.