The Scouting Trail: Week EightProspects
David Seifert spent the last decade working as an area scout and crosschecker with the Philadelphia Phillies. Previous to scouting, he spent nine years as a Junior College and Division I baseball coach. Now he’s beating the bushes on the scouting trail for D1Baseball and Prep Baseball Report. This weekend’s stop was Atlanta, Georgia to see Florida State at Georgia Tech.
Russ Chandler Stadium on the campus of Georgia Tech is a tremendous place to watch a game with unobstructed sight lines and seating in close proximity to the field. You feel like part of the action. Stand near the third base dugout and you are within reach of 1,215-game-winner and future Hall of Famer Danny Hall. Head to the first base side and you are close enough to rub elbows with ABCA Hall of Famer Mike Martin and his 1,968 career wins. Soon to become the all-time winningest coach in Division I baseball history, Martin needs eight more wins to surpass Augie Garrido.
The Seminoles took game one of the series with a 10-2 victory behind the starting pitching of Cole Sands and home runs from both left fielder Jackson Lueck and second baseman Nick Derr. The Ramblin Wreck countered with a 2-1 pitcher’s duel victory in game two behind a masterful complete game by lefty Connor Thomas. The rubber game on Sunday was all Ramblin Wreck, as they overwhelmed the Seminoles 16-3, winning the series. As for tools and talent, here’s what I saw.
We also have nuggets on prospects from Stanford, Oklahoma, TCU and much more.