By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
October 10, 2012
Nick Banks is Podsednik for me — a left-handed hitter who can fly. On your old scouting card there, fly means “well above average,” “excellent” or “plus plus.” There’s a number you can slap on it too, but I’m a little sick of number grades. So here’s a guy who I think can be an average ML hitter, better than good but shade below great runner, average fielder, limited power. But I mean, these guys find a way to be good big leaguers if they can get someone to give them a chance to play everyday. I know that seems like a long way from now, but this is scouting, and that’s what they do. What are you gonna be? Who are you gonna be like? Podsednik for me, and that’s a compliment from me, because I’ve always liked that guy better than fourth outfielder if used right on the right team.