By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
October 12, 2010
Matt Dean showed what he was best at in the BP looks on this video. He was quick and compact, short to the ball, made hard contact, and got lift. Most of the at-bats I saw in late August seemed to get away from these strengths, which to me, are usually the signs of a young player pressing. Other things you can see in the video is the pro-type body, which is really good for third, and a little bit of that arm speed. It’s very easy to trash a high school player when he doesn’t hit when he’s supposed to. I just think there are too many variables with young players, and that you have to trust what the guy gave you when he felt right, and not get too freaked at this stage when he struggles to maintain it. They may be prospects, but this here game can be cruel.