Scouting OF, Frank Corr

The Mets used their 17th round selection to take Frank Corr from Stetson University where he was a teammate of fellow Hatter and Mets draftee Leonard DiNardo. At Stetson University, Corr holds single season and career marks in doubles and home runs. He holds single season and career marks for doubles in the Trans-American Athletic Conference. Corr played football and soccer in high school.

Corr is advanced for the NYP League. Once he adjusted to the wooden bat he showed solid discipline with only 1 K per 6.6 AB. He walk ratio was an adequate 1 BB per 15.1 AB. Unlike most hitters, Corr's HR rate is likely to decline as he moves through the Mets farm system since he is a stockily built 195 lbs. on a 5'9" frame. And, few of his 21 doubles are likely to become home runs. Nonetheless, Corr projects to be a solid home run hitter with lots of doubles.

Year

Team

AVG.

AB

Hits

HR

RBI

R

SB

BB

K

OBP

SLG

2001

Brooklyn

.302

212

64

13

46

37

6

14

32

.365

.594


* Stats as of 10/31/01.

Batting and Power. Corr has tremendous power and led the NYP League in home runs and extra-base hits with a total of 35. Corr adjusted quickly to hitting with a wooden bat, and the key test will come as he moves through the Mets farm system.

Base running and speed. Corr has good speed and is aggressive on the base paths, but is not yet a good basestealer or baserunner.

Defense. Corr is athletic and a solid defensive player for his size and experience. He has enough arm to play right field.

Projection: N/A. It's too early to determine Corr's potential as he was clearly more advanced than NYP League pitching. Corr has a lot of experience beginning with Little League, High School and American Legion Baseball in addition to 4 years at Stetson University. Since Corr can catch and play 1B and 3B, he should have a solid chance to be a reserve player if not better at the MLB level.

ETA: Before the end of 2005. Corr should not spend a long time in the farm system, if he is going to be a solid major league player. Most project that Corr will begin 2002 at St. Lucie.

Left Fielders Team
Prentice Redman A - St. Lucie Mets
Marvin Seale A - St. Lucie Mets


COMMENTS


1. Obviously, anyone who can play center field and right field can also play left field. All of the Mets prospects can legitimately play center field or right field. Both Seale and Redman can play center field but don't have enough range to play the position other than as a reserve. Both have borderline arms to play right field but not on an every day basis.

2. Francis Corr has more than enough arm to play right field, but he is a converted catcher. Corr was primarily a catcher in high school and college. Corr begin playing left field in the spring of 2001, so he has developed nicely despite limited experience. Corr also played 3B and 1B collegiately and scholastically. The Mets apparently had him working behind the plate during the 2001 Florida Instructional League.



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