Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prospects Plus: Marlins Austin Dean

Name: Austin Dean 
Organization: Marlins 
Team: Greensboro Grasshoppers 
Position:  Outfield  
Organizational Rank: 14th ranked prospect in the Marlins system, according to Baseball America. 
Stats vs. Lakewood Blueclaws: 0-4 Friday night. 

Positive:  He is a good hitter with very good power potential. Dean has one of the quickest bats in the Marlins organization. Dean has good bat control and is more of a line drive hitter than a home run hitter at this point, but could develop into a 15-20 home run guy, according to Baseball America. 

Negative: Has a below average arm and he is not the fast person in the world. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Professional Tailgating: Rutgers 2014 Football Season

Its uncharted water for the Rutgers Football program as they head to the Big 10 this season. While some think that they will not win games, I can see them going .500 and making a bowl game.

Here are my predictions:

  • At Washington State: Rutgers 21, WSU 17
  • Howard: Rutgers 35, Howard 10
  • Penn State: Rutgers 21, PSU 28
  • At Navy: Rutgers 24, Navy 20
  • Tulane: Rutgers 28, Tulane 17
  • Michigan: Rutgers 17, Michigan 35
  • at Ohio State: Rutgers 10, Ohio State 45
  • at Nebraska: Rutgers 17, Nebraska 35
  • Wisconsin: Rutgers 17, Wisconsin 35
  • Indiana: Rutgers 35, Indiana 28
  • at Michigan State: Rutgers 10, Michigan State 35
  • at Maryland: Rutgers 21, Maryland 20
Record 6-6 and a berth in the a bowl game. Now that would be the perfect start the season.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Prospects Plus: Marlins Avery Romero

Name: Avery Romero 
Organization: Marlins
Team: Greensboro Grasshoppers
Position:  second base
Organizational Rank: 9th ranked prospect in the Marlins system, according to Baseball America.
Stats vs. Lakewood Blueclaws: 3-4 with two double Friday night. 

Positives: He's almost as valuable a prospect as a second or third baseman, because his bat is the real appeal here.  He has good bat speed which should give him above average power down the road.  

Negatives: Romero doesn't have a true position. Scouts don’t believe that Romero has the athleticism and quickness needed to play shortstop in the pros. Scouts do believe he has adequate talent to handle the hot corner or play second, as well as provide enough offense to play either position