Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Alex Verdugo Scouting Report - Los Angeles Dodgers

Basic Info:

Birthdate: 5/15/1996
Bats/Throws: L/L
Height/Weight: 6-0/200
Position: OF
Drafted: 2014 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 21, Overall: 62, Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Card: 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph 
Recent Pricing:
Base Auto: $20 - $25 
Refractor:  $35 
Blue Refractor /150:  $100 
Green Refractor /99:  $115 
Gold Refractor /50:  $180 - $225 
Orange Refractor /25:  $480

Rookie Year Debut:


Scouting Report:

This kid is an athlete with elite tools across the board, as well as plus tools as a left handed pitcher before being drafted as an outfielder.  Verdugo exhibited his two-way ability by winning the MVP in the 2013 Under Armour All-American game, where he pitched a scoreless inning and had a double.

Scouts wonder if he has enough speed to stick in center field, but he did exhibit speed and/or instincts on the basepaths last year in his debut when he stole 11 bases without getting caught.

His bat and hand eye coordination are off the charts (.353 - 20 BB - 18 K), but again there are doubts among scouts (they always like to doubt) whether he can fill out his 6'0" 200 lb frame any more, for more power.  That said, he can hit the ball to all fields...

Dodgers VP of amateur scouting comped Verdugo to Joc Pederson in their abilities to shoot the gaps left and right.  If he continues to rake and lives up to that Joc comparison, look out.

Verdict:  STRONG BUY on $20-25 base autos. 

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