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Scouting Video: Marco Gonzales, LHP, Gonzaga (2013 Draft)

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April 22, 2013

Marco Gonzales is seen here. Watch the video and I’ll see what I have to say.

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Scouting Video: Ryan Carpenter, LHP, Gonzaga (2011 Draft)

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March 27, 2011

Ryan Carpenter is seen here chucking for Orleans at Chatham in the summer of 2010. Carpenter is a big, physical left-handed starter who actually has a very loose arm for somebody with such a big body. That’s different, because many guys with this kind of body tend to be pushers. Carpenter’s arms are on the very long side, and you can see the big sweeping motion in the back. That looseness, when combined with the torque he generates from his strong lower half, should combine to make him a guy with a chance to be a full-fledged dude, armed with a plus fastball and curveball.

In this look, I was a little let down, because he was 90-92 and his velo didn’t hold for very long. He threw his best breaking stuff earlier in the game. Later in the game, as he wore down, more fastballs started up and he took a line drive off his thigh. I hate to bring that up and I’m sure Carpenter remembers it well. With that said, when you put this kind of body and this kind of arm that works so loose and easy, you ought to have a guy working 93-95, not 90-92. I’ll have to see him this Spring to see where he is, but if he put the work in, he can be a lot more dude, and a lot less just big guy.

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Scouting video/update: Ryan Carpenter, LHP, Gonzaga (2011 Draft)

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July 8, 2010

Gonzaga left-hander Ryan Carpenter has all the qualities of a durable left-handed starting pitcher built for the long haul. He took a step backwards during the 2010 college season, but in this video look from his first Cape Cod League start in 2010, he showed he’s trying to get himself back on the proper track.

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Scouting Video: Josh Sale, Bishop Blanchet (WA) HS (2010 Draft)

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March 15, 2010

Josh Sale’s left-handed power has kept him high on the national radar this spring leading up to the 2010 draft. Now that we’re back in metal bat season, it’s worth to look back at Sale hitting with wood.

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Scouting Report: Josh Sale, Bishop Blanchet (WA) HS (2010 Draft)

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February 24, 2010

Josh Sale has legitimate raw left-handed power, which is his best tool. As he develops as a pro, he’ll have to raise some other aspects of his game, but I’m a firm believer that you can’t give a guy power, even in this day and age.

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Scouting Video: Ryan Brett, OF-2B, Highline (WA) HS (2010 Draft)

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January 25, 2010

Before I break down second baseman-outfielder Ryan Brett, there’s one subtlety to point out. I like that the guy isn’t using batting gloves to hit with wood. The reason is because it gives you a very clear view of how strong Brett’s hands and forearms are. It’s the reason he has bat speed with wood. It’s also why he’s able to generate bat speed to make hard and consistent contact. The sound is good. So is the bat control.

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