Friday, January 4, 2019

Scouting the 2019 Draft: Bryson Stott

Bryson Stott, SS, College(UNLV).  10/6/1997.  B-L, T-R.  6'3", 195 lbs.

2017 College:  .294/.359/.379, 11 2B, 2 3B, HR, 4 SB, 9.28 BB%, 10.13 K%, 237 PA.
2017 Northwoods League:  .352/.442/.451, 17 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 26 SB, 14.33 BB%, 8.77 K%, 342 PA.
2018 College:  .365/.442/.556, 30 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 14 SB, 10.88 BB%, 6.12 K%, 294 PA.
2018 Cape Cod League:  .275/.383/.325, 2 2B, 4 SB, 14.89 BB%, 17.02 K%, 47 PA.

Bryson Stott seems to remind a lot of people of Brandon Crawford.  He does look similar at first glance with a similar running style with his head down.  He's a bit taller with longer arms and legs and a bit more room to fill out.  His batting lines are different too with more doubles, more walks, more SB's and a lot fewer K's.  He reportedly has the defensive chops to stay at SS, somewhat rare for a college SS, but what I can't tell from scouting reports or videos is if he has the same balance, creativity on difficult plays and dominant arm strength as Crawford.  My reaction from what I've seen is probably not, but then very few major league SS's can do what Crawford does on the field.  Now, here's my rant about scouting videos that always show infielders take two crow hops before throwing the ball and run halfway across the infield before throwing after charging a slow roller.  In summary, it appears to me that Stott is a better hitter than Brandon Crawford but likely not as good a defender.  The question is, is he good enough on defense?  Probably, but even if he isn't, the bat is probably good enough to play at another position.  MLB Pipeline has him ranked at #12 while Fangraphs has him all the way up at #3.


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, Collge(Cal).  Top college power bat in draft.  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.  Kameron Misner, OF/1B, College(Missouri).  Best all around tools among college draft prospects.  Stock could rise if he continues to put up solid stats.

8.  Bryson Stott, SS, College(UNLV).  Solid college bat who can stick at SS

9.  Riley Greene, OF, HS.  Top HS bat in the draft with advanced hit tool with power.  Lack of speed puts pressure on the bat.

10.  Brennan Malone, RHP, HS.  Ideal pitcher's size and frame with projectability in a fastball that already touches 97 MPH.

11.  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.

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


  1. If the Giants had traded McCutchen by July 31st, they'd have a lot better pick in what looks like a good draft!

    1. Meh, I'm not sure how much difference there is between #1 and #10 in this draft. The Giants should get a good prospect at #10.

  2. I'd be very happy with Stott or Kameron Misner. This looks like a pretty strong draft.

    1. It's a pretty strong draft for college hitters, very weak for college pitchers.