Baseball America Prospects

All BaseballAmerica has come out with there prospect list and I thought I would share what I found out about four prospects on the first team and one on the 3rd team.

1st Team

Here is the scouting report on AJ Cole a big RHP.

http://baseballbeginnings.com/2010/01/12/aj-cole-report/

Dylan Covey

http://baseballbeginnings.com/2010/02/14/academy-workout-pitchers/#more-4293

Kevin Gausman

http://baseballbeginnings.com/2010/01/08/kevin-gausman-report/#more-3777

Karsten Whitson

http://baseballbeginnings.com/2009/11/18/whitson-report/#more-3177

3rd team BA prospect

A.J. Vanegas

http://baseballbeginnings.com/2010/01/14/aj-vanegas-report/

The scouting reports seemed to project how they would mature and placed some emphasis on that. Most reports were written by a guy named John Kilma - I have no idea who he is but he writes for MLB.com

you bring up a good point when mentioning projectability. Scouts like to see tall and skinny AKA projectable pitchers throwing hard without much mass on their body. They figure with added weight via strength/conditioning and proper nutrition will take their fastball from the low 90s to the mid to high 90s and they have a better chance in making it as a big leaguer. Aside from projectability, height more specifically long limbs improves a pitchers ability to create downwad plane on the ball in order to induce grounders. Not thats its necessarily true, but this is the general consensus amongst scouts.