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Lewis Brinson - OF MIL

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Been following this guy for a few years, waiting for him to get some recognition, and hes finally broken MLBs top 100. What do you guys think of Brinson? Seems to be solid all around besides hitting for average. Scouting report by MLB below...

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 60 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55

In a farm system laden with toolsy players, Brinson is the toolsiest. The 29th overall pick in the 2012 Draft and recipient of a $1.625 million bonus, he had a 20-20 season in his first full year as a pro but also finished second in the Minors with 191 strikeouts. He was more consistent at the plate last season, though he missed time with a nagging quad injury.

Brinson has smoothed out his swing and improved his pitch recognition, and he cut his strikeout rate from 38 percent in 2013 to 25 percent in 2014. Whiffs will always come as part of the package, but he can hit for at least a decent average with plenty of power. His raw power and speed are easy plus tools, and he has the upside of a 30-30 player if he can continue to refine his hitting and basestealing skills.

Brinson is an exciting defender as well. He chases down balls from gap to gap in center field and has the strong arm to erase baserunners who try to challenge him. His legs are a big part of his game, and the Rangers want him to focus on a strengthening and stretching program after his quad problems in 2014.

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The Rangers did a good job developing other raw talents like Mazara, Gallo and Williams recently. It'll be interesting to see what comes of Brinson. Loud loud tools but needs refinement. Floor is flame out in AA ceiling is quite lofty.

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The Rangers did a good job developing other raw talents like Mazara, Gallo and Williams recently. It'll be interesting to see what comes of Brinson. Loud loud tools but needs refinement. Floor is flame out in AA ceiling is quite lofty.

That's how they draft. Lots of raw athleticism and high ceiling tools that carry a lot of risk.

There's Clark, Demeritte, Morgan, Forbes, etc. among the next wave of baby Rangers.

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The Rangers did a good job developing other raw talents like Mazara, Gallo and Williams recently. It'll be interesting to see what comes of Brinson. Loud loud tools but needs refinement. Floor is flame out in AA ceiling is quite lofty.

That's how they draft. Lots of raw athleticism and high ceiling tools that carry a lot of risk.

There's Clark, Demeritte, Morgan, Forbes, etc. among the next wave of baby Rangers.

It can work if you have excellent instructors throughout your system and the kids you draft are teachable.

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He's been on fire lately.. I forgot where I read it, but a scouting report says he has legit 30/30 potential. Obviously, a lot of things have to come together for that to happen, but he's loaded with ability. I think the hit tool is developing faster than anyone could have imagined. He's brought his average from .302 on 7/21 to .317 on 7/25.. I could see a AA promotion in his near future. Definitely invested here.

Small blurb from Prospectus

"Brinson oozes athleticism and elite physicality, featuring four plus-or-better raw tools in one of the most tantalizing packages I've seen. While there are some minor rough edges remaining in his defensive game he projects as an impact defender in centerfield. He's a borderline double-plus runner, though some of the utility is untapped on the bases on account of raw base-stealing technique and inconsistency in picking up his coaches. These are all issues that can be cleaned up with repetition and coaching. "

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Nick Williams contact issues were concerning for him. Now he's a legitimate top 50 prospect across the board and Brinson has just as many tools as Williams. But if you want to sell high, sure. What exactly do you think you can get for him? It's hard to sell high when he's not rated that high yet.

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To Law's credit, he has always liked Brinson. He wasn't a Nick Williams guy but he was a total honk for Brinson. He has been a steady and slow mover but he keeps improving and addressing the issues that plagued him early in AZL and SAL leagues. It is impressive that the Rangers are able to get these raw guys and have them improve on their weaknesses. 30/30 is very real down the road and he was 20/20 in 2013 while K'ing 191 times. He still may take to the end of 2016 to get here but he could be a good one if he does.

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Since being called up to AA, he has 3 multi-hit games in 5 games played to go along with 5RBI.. no steals or HR yet, but it's good to see him start well.

On his MiLB.com profile, his OBP is lower than his Batting Average.. How is that possible, or is it an error on MiLB?

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Since being called up to AA, he has 3 multi-hit games in 5 games played to go along with 5RBI.. no steals or HR yet, but it's good to see him start well.

On his MiLB.com profile, his OBP is lower than his Batting Average.. How is that possible, or is it an error on MiLB?

Sacrifice flies count as a plate appearance but not an at bat, so they affect OBP but not BA

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Trying to trade for this guy in a dynasty league. The upside is awesome here and the Rangers did great with developing Mazara and Williams.

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Since being called up to AA, he has 3 multi-hit games in 5 games played to go along with 5RBI.. no steals or HR yet, but it's good to see him start well.

On his MiLB.com profile, his OBP is lower than his Batting Average.. How is that possible, or is it an error on MiLB?

Sacrifice flies count as a plate appearance but not an at bat, so they affect OBP but not BA

Thanks, Neph. I've always wondered that!

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I read one of the reasons Tex was OK moving Williams was to clear a roster slot in AA for Brinson to move up. Not sure this means much as anyone can write assumptions, but guy is a toolshed and only getting better. I like seeing players who can make consistent adjustments and get better.

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This is starting to get ridiculous.. 2/4 with a HR and 2 RBIs last night..

In 10 games at AA; .400avg, 2HR 14RBI, has 7 multi-hit games already.. no walks but has only struck out 6 times.

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