Friday, December 28, 2018

Scouting the 2019 Draft: Graeme Stinson

Graeme Stinson, LHP, College(Duke).  6'5", 260 lbs.

2017:  3-1, 6.67, 28 IP, 14.29 K/9, 3.81 BB/9.
2018:  5-1, 1.89, 62 IP, 14.23 K/9, 2.76 BB/9.

Stinson is a jumbo lefty who worked as a swingman last year at Duke with 4 starts out of 23 appearances.  He had the highest K/9 of any college pitcher with at least 62 IP.  His scouting report includes a low-mid 90's FB and a "plus-plus" slider that is his best pitch.  He also has a changeup but has not used it much coming out of the bullpen.  He pitched 6 shutout innings in his final appearance and is expected to be a starter for Duke in 2019.  Final ranking on draft boards will depend on how he is able to sustain a SP role.  Biggest rap on him is his unathletic body.  Obvious comp would be David "Boomer" Wells.  Not that he is a bad prospect, but the fact that he is the top ranked college pitcher on some draft boards tells you all you need to know about this year's college pitching talent.  I would estimate a greater than 50% chance he ends up as a reliever in the pros.  #9 draft prospect on MLB Pipeline.  #14 on Fangraphs.


DrB's Updated 2019 Draft Board:

1.  Bobby Witt Jr., SS, HS.  5-tool athlete with MLB bloodline who can stick at SS.

2.  Adley Rutschman, C, College(Oregon St).  Excellent catching prospect whose bat had a huge sophomore breakout.

3.  CJ Abrams, SS, HS.  4+ tool prospect with best wheels in draft.  Power lags a bit.

4.  Shea Langeliers, C, College(Baylor).  Solid catching prospect with potential for a plus bat.

5.  Andrew Vaughn, 1B, College(Cal).  Top college power bat in the draft.  The numbers guys will like him better than the scouts.

6.  Josh Jung, 3B, College(Texas Tech).  Disciplined bat with power potential.  Has arm to play 3B at highest level.

7.  Riley Greene, OF, HS.  Top HS bat in draft with an advanced hit tool with plus power.  Lack of speed puts a lot of pressure on the bat.

8.  Graeme Stinson, LHP, College(Duke).  Jumbo sized lefty with "plus-plus" slider.  Low risk/high floor prospect, but I see him as a likely reliever in the pros.

9.  Carter Stewart, RHP, JC.  Has tools to be an ace.  Will need to overcome health concerns after "failing" physical with Braves last year.

1 comment:

  1. Stinson sounds like a pick the Giants might be interested in come their time to select, although I still hope Vaughn falls in their lap.LOL