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Scouting report on Nomar Garciaparra

Scouting report on Nomar Garciaparra



Height:6.01
Weight 185
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
DOB: 7-23-73
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Position: Shortstop
Team:Orlean Cardinals

Hometown: Whittier, CA
College: Georgia Tech (5/95)



                      PRESENT      FUTURE
HITTING ABILITY         35           65
RAW POWER               40           50
POWER FREQUENCY         30           50
RUNNING SPEED           55           55
BASE RUNNING            50           55
ARM STRENGTH            55           60
FIELDING                50           55
RANGE                   50           55

TIME 1B: 4.25 SECONDS
TIME 60 YD: N/A



AGGRESSIVENESS: EXEL.
AGILITY: V. GOOD
SELF- CONFIDENCE: V. GOOD
MENTAL TOUGHNESS: EXEL.
PRESSURE PLAYER: EXEL.
BASEBALL INSTINCT: EXEL.
DEDICATION: EXEL.
COACHABILITY: V. GOOD
WORK HABITS:  V. GOOD
OFF FIELD HABITS: V. GOOD
ARM ACTION: GOOD
HAND SIZE: N/A
TYPE OF HITTER: LINE DRIVE

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION & INJURIES
Loose, wiry frame. Bit on the lanky side. Very lean build with room for him to fill out.


ABILITIES
Exel. defensive instincts. Approaches ball very well.
Exel. hands and feet. Very good lower body agility.
Loose arm with Avg. to Occ. Plus strength when needed, as well as plus carry. Handles wood bat extremely well.
Excellent plate coverage. Uses entire field with plus batspeed and compact swing. Very aggressive with bat.
Consistent line drive contact. Excellent all-around instincts.

WEAKNESSES
slings ball. Long arm action make off-balance throw difficult. Bit slow getting rid of ball. Lacks some smoothness in actions.

SUMMATION AND SIGNABILITY
Liked this player more each time I saw him. Lacks some of the glider type actions usual for this position, but this player can play. Makes all of the routine plays at SS, as well as range type plays in both directions.  Plus runner, plus bat potential with AVG.
HR possibility from a premium position will make him
into a high draft pick in 1994. Gamer with alot of talent.

PROSPECT CATEGORY: Good
OFP: 58
REPORT DATE: 7/09/93 by Jim Howard