BEST DRAFT PICK PERFORMANCE
Paul Janish, SS, 21: Billings (short-season) – 205 at bats, .263/.406/.346, 11 doubles, 2 HR, 45 BB, 45 K, 7 sb
Drafted in the 5th round this season from Rice, the scouting report read that Janish was the best defensive shortstop in college baseball. His bat, on the other hand, was far from developed. Not only did Janish showcase his above average shortstop actions, he hit better than expected. He has good size at 6’2” 180 pounds, but he’ll need more muscle to hit for power. He has a sweeping-type swing which doesn’t get around quick enough when he’s jammed inside with good fastballs. Nevertheless, his play at shortstop is very good with his great arm, plus range, and soft hands. He may not have the highest ceiling of this year’s draft picks, but he has the most polish.