Area Code Games - Nolan Jones

Yankees infielder Nolan Jones, a Virginia commit, was the star of Day 5. (Shotgun Spratling)

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Prospect Rundown: Area Code Games Day 5

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Scouting prospects/recruits is often about piecing together information. How does a player look defensively? Can he make the routine and the spectacular plays? Is he a stolen base threat? How did a player look against a right-handed power pitcher versus a soft-tossing lefty? Does he have pop in his bat? Can he consistently hit?

One game may give an indication about a player’s fielding while another might better showcase his baserunning ability and, yet, another shows whether he can hit a legitimate fastball. College coaches and scouts then process that information bit-by-bit and determine the caliber of[…]

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