Orlando — Third base has been a down position in the last decade, but the Arizona Fall League had some outstanding prospects. One is the Dodgers’ Corey Seager, who one scout says will be a gold glove third baseman, and who is a player the Rays will seek if and when there are David Price discussions.
Another is Boston’s Garin Cecchini. “He’s got great plate discipline and hitting instinct,” says one scout, “he’s got sneaky power, he’s a solid defender and an above-average baserunner. I really like him.”
And the comp on Kris Bryant, taken by the Cubs with the second pick last June, is Troy Glaus-plus. That is a high comp. Scouts watching the Cubs’ Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler think he will be a Rick Renteria project. Bigtime power, low energy, contact and average to be determined.
Speaking of the Arizona Fall League, the Cardinals continue to strike, with two more very good outfield prospects. Florida State’s James Ramsey has had a big fall, and right fielder Stephen Piscotty has as well. Piscotty has a .402 on base and .902 OPS and both are projected as everyday major leaguers. “College players without big profiles who can play,” says one scout.