Friday, June 10, 2016

Scouting the 2016 Draft: Round 10 #305 Alex Bostic

Alex Bostic, LHP, Clemson.  DOB:  11/14/1994.  6'3", 210 lbs.

2016:  4-2, 5.13, 33.2 IP, 27 BB, 44 K's.
2015:  0-2, 5.25, 12 IP, 7 BB, 11 K's.
2014:  0-1, 27.00, 4.1 IP, 11 BB, 3 K's.

Another big lefty from a major college program.  Obvious control issues.  One scouting report I read has his FB running 88-92 MPH, which doesn't seem all that.  On the other hand, John Sickels commented that this could be another steal for the Giants, so maybe there's something here I'm missing?  I would say he profiles as a lefty specialist if the Giants can help him iron out the control/command thing.


  1. All I can find is that he was a Baseball America Top-200 prospect when he came out of HS. He was 311 in this year's BA ranking. His BA scouting report is:

    "Bostic has good size at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, and a stabbing, lengthy arm action that profiles him as a reliever as a pro. He also has flashed two above-average pitches: a fastball in the 90-94 mph range, and a hard slider in the 78-80 range with some depth that scouts rate as above-average. He mixes in a changeup."

    1. 90-94 would put him on another level than 88-92 in my mind. BA is probably more reliable than the report I saw, so yeah, maybe they did get another steal here.

    2. I blog for a Clemson site and let me tell you, this is a good risk. He had control issues so his college stats aren't very good, but he has decent upside. I feel like there is a 30% chance he is a guy like Justin Wilson (Tigers) who also gets righties out, a small chance he becomes a dominant lefty, and most likely he doesn't crack the majors.