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Old 10-01-2010, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Pablo_Honey View Post
Hmm, from everything I've seen about Phegley, the impression I get was that he is Flowers-lite, having skillsets that are either equal to or below average than Flowers. The kid strikes out a TON while drawing very few walks. Sure, Flowers sucked this year but this is his first down year in the minor leagues and he's shown good plate discipline up until this year. IMHO, Flowers is better than Phegley but that's really not saying much (Oh how sad our farm system is...)
For catchers, keep an eye on Mike Blanke (if you aren't already). BA had him as #7 in their list of Top 20 Pioneer league prospects. (Reed was 8, Royse was 19)

The article essentially notes:

He was drafted in 14th round because of his defense and maturity, but he would have gone much earlier if teams had any idea that he would show plus power, arm strength and good receiving skills.

He makes solid contact and uses the entire field in his approach. He struggles with inside pitches, but he projects as an average hitter with 15-20 home run pop, with his arm being his best tool.

Obviously he needs to face more age appropriate competition now, but he will be interesting to follow.
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