Friday, January 18, 2013

Scouting the Draft: Jonah Wesely

Big League Futures website has their second mock draft up.  They have HS LHP Jonah Wesely going to the Giants at #26.  So, let's take a look at Jonah Wesely.

Jonah Wesely, LHP.  Tracy, CA HS.  DOB: 12/8/1994.  6'2", 215 lbs.  B-L, T-L.

2012 HS:  5-1, 0.95, 37 IP, 13 BB, 79 K's.

Wesely has a stocky body that reminds me a lot of Brett Anderson of the A's.  He has what I would call a drop and drive delivery with some effort.  Terrific arm speed.  In a scouting video form the Perfect Game All American Classic in San Diego, he looked like he had a bit of a wild hair up his nose, as Kruk would say.

Big League Futures scouting report has him at 88-93 with the fastball.  Perfect Game also has him at 92-93.  He also has a curve that is above average now with plus potential and a developing changeup that shows potential.

I like Wesely.  Worst case scenario is he turns into a useful lefthanded reliever who can face an occasional RH batter and get away with it.  Best case is he's a workhorse #3, 4 starter.  Not necessarily someone I'd be ecstatic about the Giants drafting in the first round, but I wouldn't be disappointed either.

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