Bo Bichette

.883 Hitting
Potential

In limited playing time, he’s destroying the ball. As a shortstop. Can he maintain this as he moves up?

Update
August 27, 2017
Still raking.
.788 Hitting
Potential
Update
May 21, 2018
Cooling off a bit in AA.
.699 Hitting
Potential
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

.759 Hitting
Potential

A much better eye than daddy. When you’re walking a lot and not striking out a lot and making good contact and have a great eye in the pros at 18 years old… There’s not many players you can say that about.

Update
August 27, 2017
Still looks fantastic as an 18-year-old.
.723 Hitting
Potential
Update
May 21, 2018
This is getting silly. He's gotta get called up soon.
.789 Hitting
Potential
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Ian Rice

.590 Hitting
Potential

Sat next to this guy’s mom at a bar around the corner from my house last night, so I figured I had to look him up.

He looks OK. He’s OBP is increasing as he’s moving up, which is a GREAT sign for a young hitter. But there’s nothing that jumps out about his bat just yet.

Side note: Statistically, his arm behind the plate looks awful so far: 46 steals in 51 attempts. When I pointed this out to his mother, she attributed it to sloppy scorekeepers in the minors charging him for things like defensive indifference. But if his arm is this poor, there’s no way he makes it as a catcher. And if he doesn’t make it as a catcher, it will be that much harder to make it anywhere else.

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