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June 24, 2009

Dan Black scouting report

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ June 24, 2009 2:41 pm
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FutureSox has the scoop:

When doing my research on Black I found it very hard to find any negatives about him, and believe me I tried. His numbers are fantastic, he was a career .313 hitter at Purdue with lots of power and a phenomenal ability to get on base with him tying a Big 10 record for walks in a season with 62 this year. Then I started delving into the scouting reports expecting to find lots of negatives on his bat speed but nothing, all the reports I read indicated the same things as the numbers, plus raw power, a great ability to get on base and also a very strong arm. So this is where Black really started puzzling me as the reports and numbers don’t match the 14th round draft grade, so I sent some E-mails out to people in the industry to try and dig up anything and thus far the only negative report I’ve received was from Baseball America’s John Manuel (via Aaron Fitt, thanks for that!) with him saying “The feeling is that he doesn’t have a position. No scouts loved him and I didn’t put him high on the Indiana list. I just don’t think teams believe in him much and my guess is he put out a higher number than teams were willing to go for.”

Complete stats: 2009, 2008, 2007

Dan Black at his first professional game:

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1 Comment »

  1. I’ve been watching Dan for a long time and can safely say he has the ability to play First or Catch in the Big League.

    Comment by Mike — July 3, 2009 @ July 3, 2009 11:50 am | Reply


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