Monday, January 12, 2015

Bradley Zimmer Scouting Report - Cleveland Indians

Basic Info:

Birthdate: 11/27/1992
Bats/Throws: L/R
Height/Weight: 6-4/185
Position: CF
Drafted: 2014 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 21, Overall: 21, Team: Cleveland Indians

Card: 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph 
Recent Pricing:
Base Auto: $15
Refractor:  $25 - $30
Blue Refractor /150:  $75
Green Refractor /99:  $80
Gold Refractor /50:  $190
Red Refractor /5:  $650

Scouting Report:

He's a little older than some of the other Bowman Draft studs which reflects in his pricing, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Zimmer is a lefty bat that can lay down a bunt or put one over the fences.  He also has a rifle of an arm in center field.  He didn't buckle under the pressure and got 8 hits in last year's final 6 postseason games.

This quote from Zimmer gives me confidence in his make-up as well:  "One thing that I would like to change is [to have] a better approach at the plate at all times," he said. "When I’m behind in the count, make sure I stand my approach and stop swinging at balls."

Before the draft, scouts worried that his swing was not suited for power and did not provide enough loft, thus making him a liability as a future corner outfielder, but his 20 XBH in 179 AB are good enough for me in a debut.

Verdict:  STRONG BUY on $15 base autos and $25 refractor autos.

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