Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Scouting the Draft: Monte Harrison

Monte Harrison is a HS player with tools coming out of Missouri.  He plays OF, 3B and pitches.  B-R, T-R.  6'2", 195 lbs.  PG calls him a "very projectable all around talent."  His 60 time is 6.65 and his throws from the OF have been clocked at 97 MPH.  They call the bat "projectable" and add that it "made great strides this summer."

One problem is he is a two-sport star who is also an accomplished wide receiver in football.  He is committed to Nebraska and may want to go to school to pursue both sports.

BLF does not have in ranked in their top 50 draft prospects.  BA has him at #41. Minor League Ball also has him at #41.

There are several reasons why the Giants probably won't draft him:  There are other, higher ranked, toolsy players who will be available at #14.  He may not be still be on the board in round 2.  The Giants are unlikely to want to compete with the 2 sport option when it comes to bonus negotiations.


  1. merry christmas doc and everyone else

    enjoy the day with family and friends


    1. Thanks Bacci. I am still quite under the weather from this darn virus so it's gonna be a struggle. Almost derailed my Christmas shopping, which I am terrible at anyway. Fortunately my daughters are all grown up and like gift cards better than wrapped presents anyway.

      For almost a week now, I'm doing two things: 1. Lying curled up in bed waiting for the Advil to take effect. 2. Coming upstairs and drinking a hot tea while I surf the internets until it wears off.

  2. Merry Christmas, everyone!!

    Will there be a Tanaka under the tree for the Giants this year?

    1. Merry Christmas to you too.

      I would say no, probably no Tanaka for Giants fans.