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    2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    http://www.overthemonster.com/2014/6...andino-red-sox

    With just a couple days left before the 2014 MLB draft, Keith Law has taken yet another shot at predicting the first round. This time around, he's got the Red Sox taking Stanford third baseman Alex Blandino with the 26th overall pick.

    As with so many other draft experts, Law has apparently heard that the Red Sox are looking for a college bat with their first pick. Recently we've seen Derek Fisher and A.J. Reed as possible candidates to fill that role for Boston, but Blandino is a new name.

    Unlike Fisher and Reed, who both boast big bats with questionable gloves, Blandino is something of a tweener. He has decent power, but nothing special. He has a good swing and a solid eye at the plate, which has finally translated to results with Stanford in the form of a .312/.399/.540 batting line in 56 games this year. But this summary from Baseball America raises a few flags:

    Blandino projects more as a fringe-average or average power hitter rather than a true bopper, so a move to second base fits better than third. He's an average defender with good hands and an average arm, and if his bat doesn't develop he may be athletic enough to be a utility infielder, playing all three spots.

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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    doesnt sound promising... i was hoping AJ Reed would have been picked..

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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    Buckley and co. have to believe in the bat. He does seem to have some pretty good power and most scouts are saying he has a quick bat. The defensive profiles seem to show that he can play a pretty good defensive second base, too. I hope the Reds sign him quick and start him in Dayton.

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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    This pick sounds like a Gelalich type, Brodie Greene, Lohman, etc.

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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    Leads Stanford in HR's, RBI's and walks, with 29, 3rd in BA (.312) looks like his bat may be underrated a little bit.
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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    C Trent is reporting that Howard will be a starting pitcher and Blandino will start out at SS.

    Blandino will hold significantly more value if he can stick at SS.

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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    "solid eye at the plate" is the part that I'm loving. The Reds really need middle infielders who can progress quickly. And the lack of guys with a solid hit tool is also something missing. We don't have many guys who can hit for a solid average. That's one of the big things I'm looking for this year.
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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft...ound-analysis/

    29. REDS:Pick: Alex Blandino, ss, Stanford
    Pick value:$1,788,000
    Area Scout: Rich Bordi

    Pick analysis: Blandino had as much late helium as any college position player, a demographic the Reds have gone to often in recent years after drafting Phillip Ervin (2013), Yasmani Grandal (2010) and Yonder Alonso (2008).
    Scouting report: Blandino burst on the scene as a freshman, hitting eight home runs despite starting just 29 games. He has yet to match that total in the two ensuing seasons but has hit enough to be one of the top college bats in the class. The 6-foot, 190-pounder has a strong track record hitting with wood, batting .310 with five home runs in 268 at-bats in the Cape Cod League the last two summers, often playing shortstop for Yarmouth-Dennis. He’s struggled a bit more with Stanford, especially as a junior where he’s been pitched around in a below-average lineup. He’s a career .282 hitter heading into the home stretch of his college career, despite having looseness in his swing, good bat speed and quick wrists. He does a good job staying inside the ball but at times sells out trying to generate home run power. Blandino projects more as a fringe-average or average power hitter rather than a true bopper, so a move to second base fits better than third. He’s an average defender with good hands and an average arm, and if his bat doesn’t develop he may be athletic enough to be a utility infielder, playing all three spots. He’s a below-average runner. Blandino’s laid-back demeanor may suit the grind of pro ball better than the short college season.
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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    I wonder if Todd Walker is a good comp for him?

    Maybe Neil Walker to keep it a bit more current?
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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    Sounds like a Cincinnati version of Bret Boone.
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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    I like that Billy Beane drafted him out of high school, 38th round in 2011. Maybe Jed Lowrie as a comp. If that's the case, or Boone or either of the Walkers, looks like a solid pick.

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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    Beane has not really been successful with the draft though, has he? The draft from Moneyball for example would have been a complete bust if it wasn't for Swisher.

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    Re: 2014 Supplemental First Round Pick: Alex Blandino

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Beane has not really been successful with the draft though, has he? The draft from Moneyball for example would have been a complete bust if it wasn't for Swisher.
    I don't know Beane's overall draft record that well. I do know he's got three shortstops in the system right now that I'd love to have: Russell, Robertson, Pinder.

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