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 Post subject: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:11 pm 
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3b Mark Vientos
American Heritage High
R/R, 6'4/185
12/11/99

Doesn't turn 18 until December.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:12 pm 
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Bats: R
Class: HS
Height: 6'4"
Throws: R
DOB: 12/11/99
Weight: 185


Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 30 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45


Vientos entered the spring as one of the more intriguing high school bats in the country, one who many thought had first-round potential. An up-and-down spring has made him a bit more of a polarizing prospect than that, with opinions on him varying greatly. Vientos' offensive potential is what had scouts interested in the first place, so if you saw him when he was swinging the bat well, you like him. He hasn't done that as consistently as some would have liked to see. He does show good bat speed and has definite power potential from the right side of the plate. Vientos isn't overly athletic, so even though he plays shortstop for his high school team at American Heritage, he will likely have to move to third at the next level, with some thinking he has the hands and arm strength to handle the hot corner. Vientos did miss some time this spring with a quad injury, but he certainly has been seen enough over the summer and at events like the National High School Invitational. He reminds some of Manny Machado in terms of body type, and he's also drawn a Michael Morse in high school comp. A team believing his bat will play will give the Miami commit a shot in the opening few rounds.

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/210960834/v1214582283?tcid=draft-tracker-player-id-415575


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:14 pm 
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67th rank prospect on MLB.com


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
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I've been comping him to Wilmer Flores for months. Great value here. Assumed he was going in the first.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Also, youngest prospect in the entire draft, which is great. Doesn't turn 18 until December.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
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Love this pick.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:20 pm 
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I like it too. There were a bunch of directions they could have gone but this one works.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
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ilikeike29 wrote:
Also, youngest prospect in the entire draft, which is great. Doesn't turn 18 until December.


Last high school third baseman taken this high that was born in december turned out good


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:21 pm 
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I was really hoping for Nick Allen here

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
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tejdog1 wrote:
I was really hoping for Nick Allen here


Signabilty issues?


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:30 pm 
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Sounds like an interesting pick. Pretty good potential.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 NYM Draft: Round 02, Pick 059 3b Mark Vientos (HS)
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IlikeIKE wrote:
tejdog1 wrote:
I was really hoping for Nick Allen here


Signabilty issues?


He is 5'8 plus Vientos bat projection is much bigger than Allen.


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