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SoonerinNC wrote: I think Ehrlich and Montero both stay ahead of Bean. Bean is very young and could develop fast but probably JC or State College next year. Some good catching coming up from the Dominican also.
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UncleDenny wrote: Should see David Washington at 1B with a battle from Schaffer (could be at State College) and Roberto DeLaCruz (weak defensively). I think Nick Martini could be back at that level because of the depth at Palm Beach (probably A. Garcia, Ramsey, Piscotty, Longmire, Medina there). With Martini, I could see Apelian, Ramos, M. Young and maybe Walton). There's a chance that the younger ones like McElroy, Tilson, and Castillo look good enough in spring training, though.
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Domeboys wrote: State College replaces Batavia.Montero suffered a season-ending injury.At Quad Cities, Juan Castillo had over 2X the ABs as Rasmus.
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DTFlush234 wrote: SoonerinNC wrote: I think Ehrlich and Montero both stay ahead of Bean. Bean is very young and could develop fast but probably JC or State College next year. Some good catching coming up from the Dominican also.I would assume Bean will start out at short season Johnson City given his struggles there last season before being demoting to GCL and that Ehlrich will be the catcher at Stage College, while Montero will be playing in full season Peoria (which will be interesting). Luis Cruz would be considered apart of the good catching coming up from the Dominican. The 19 year old was in his second year of Dominican ball and he really took huge strides with the bat by hitting .316 with 5 HR and 32 RBI and a .833 OPS. When he was signed was said to have quick feet (which is understandable since he used to be a shortstop), a plus arm, and a big body for his age and he can hit. Like to see what he does in the U.S in 2013.Also Rowan Wick is a catcher to watch. Despite his struggles in GCL. This kid is a standing mountain behind the plate has some upside and raw abilities that include a plus-plus arm and plus-plus power potential but his feel for his hitting is a question mark and he has a long way before fully harnessing these raw tools. Have to like that he's a left handed swinging catcher with a huge projectable body.
#13 Steve Bean (C)
Opening Day Age: 192012 Level: R/R+Acquired: 2012 draft (59th overall)Projected 2013 level: R+
Texas is typically known for developing hard-throwing pitchers but St. Louis hopes to have hit gold with a fast-rising high school catcher from the lone star state. Bean was one of two potentially-plus defenders that St. Louis had on its draft board and the only one that the organization thought could develop a solid bat.
As one talent evaluator told me, “He has a chance to be a plus defender who can hit…. He has a deceptively-powerful frame… with pretty good rhythm from the left side (of the plate).” Bean still has work to do on his defense by learning the nuances of the position – mainly because of his youth and inexperience . He’s a good leader, has 1.85-1.9 pop times and “he’s learning to call a good game.”
A scout I talked to also mentioned Bean when asked to name an up-and-comer in the system, “He’s got the catch and throw tool going on.” The young backstop will likely open 2013 in extend spring training before moving up to advanced rookie ball in June.
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