Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:57 pm Posts: 57646 Location: New York, NY
This site has him as 3b
Corey Oswalt is a tall and skinny 200 lb 3rd baseman in high school who bats right handed. He can hit well and also has a powerful, but raw arm at 3rd base, often making throws reminiscent of Chris Johnson. He does have a bit of work to do in terms of defense and perhaps his bat as well, making his ranking in this year's draft justifiable beyond the first 150-200 picks or so.
At the plate he's got a wide open stance with good bat speed. He's a pull hitter for now and generates good lift. He has shown his ability in HS to hit, with 4 homers, 2 triples, 14 doubles and a .449 batting average in 120 plate appearances this year. He has 12 walks and 15 strikeouts. In his junior season he also hit well. He projects to develop more power down the line.
I'm having a hard time thinking of a floor for him, but he could be Chris Johnson at 3rd base with wild throws and questionable defense and Clint Barmes at the plate. Maybe a bit of Matt Downs. There's also the chance he never makes it to the majors as with pretty much every player that gets drafted. His floor is pretty low since his defense isn't a sure thing and his bat will need a little work as well.
If he puts everything together he could be a really good player. I'm having a hard time imagining comparisons for him, Ceiling:
If he puts everything together he could be a really good player. I'm having a hard time imagining comparisons for him, but if he becomes a pretty good player, that's gotta be good, right?
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