Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DrB's 2016 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #20 Mikey Edie

Mikey Edie, OF.  DOB:  7/3/1997.  5'11", 175 lbs.

2014 DSL:  .298/.424/.383, 2 HR, 14 SB, 9.5 BB%, 12.9 K%.
2015 AZL:  .290/.369/.319, 0 HR, 10 SB, 6.2 BB%, 18.5 K%.

Edie is an international prospect out of Venezuela.  He already had an impressive resume by the time the Giants signed him at age 16.  He had a successful pro debut in the DSL.  He backed that up with a successful stateside debut in Arizona, a step that sometimes trips up international prospects.  The things that catch my eye in his stat lines are the BA and OBP while keeping his K rate below 20%.  You would like to see more power, but he's still only 18 yo, although his size may put limits on his future power.

His best tool is reportedly his throwing arm, but he also has above average speed and the hit tool is obviously there.  Again, future power is questionable and his speed may not be enough to be much of a SB threat at higher levels.  He does seem to have the tools and skills to stick in CF.  Full season ball in low A would seem to be the next logical step and that is always a big hurdle for the young kids.  A similar batting line in Augusta would go a long way toward cementing his status as a serious future CF prospect.  At the very least, I believe in the hit tool and there's always a place for a kid who can hit.


  1. Hmmm...would a Gregor Blanco comp be not too far off base, Doc?

    1. Maybe a RH version. Just a hunch, but I suspect Edie may have more power potential than Blanco.

  2. Edie on Doc's Top 50:

    2015: 6th
    2016: 20th

  3. Dr. B, Any idea of an ETA for Edie? At 18 in low A, would MLB in 2020, at age 23 or 24, seem reasonable (assuming steady progression through the minors)?