Thursday, October 18, 2012

10/18 - Saguaros @ Desert Dogs

The Saguaros and Desert Dogs ended in a 2-2 tie today after a WP forced in the tying run in the top of the 9th.  Pretty bland game besides me getting stung by a couple of bees, which is fantastic.  I was on camera duty today, which meant I was focused more on getting the Desert Dogs body types and learning guys swings.  So, there is minimal scouting info today.

C Christian Vazquez (Red Sox) - The short stocky catcher went 3-4 with a double.  He is a line drive, gap to gap approach hitter who doesn't have a lot of power.  Offensively, he doesn't project to do a whole lot.  However, he is a special defender who had a 1.81 pop time on a caught stealing and then duplicated it between innings.  He does it with a very quick release and above avg arm.  He profiles as a backup C.

RHP Jimmy Nelson (Brewers) - Saw one inning of Nelson's 3 and he wasn't as good as I have seen.  He was 88-91 w/ good sink to the FB and showed his solid avg SL.  I have seen him up to 95 in shorter stints.

RHP Brett Hunter (Athletics) - Pretty disappointing, as he was 88-91 with some sink and deception and a below avg SL at 83-84  Not much to take from that outing.

Tomorrow, I will be at Peoria for one of the night games to witness the pitching matchup of J.C. Sulbaran (AFL Debut) and Tim Crabbe.

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