2012 Draft Scouting Report: Stephen Piscotty

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at infielder, Stephen Piscotty.

Name: Stephen Piscotty
Position: Third Base
School: Stanford
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 215
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League


Physical Description

Piscotty already looks like a big leaguer. He has a solid frame and easily looks his listed weight. What you see is what you get as well. This is what he will look like as a big league player.

Hitting

The hit tool is where Piscotty stands out. He makes a lot of contact and showed a feel with the wood bat in the Cape last summer. He seems to match up well against the plus fastball as well. He's a low ball hitter and proves capable of driving the ball to the middle of the field. More so than most players in this draft class, he looks like a plus hitter who could move up the ladder quickly because of that.

Power

Piscotty is not a pure power hitter at heart, but he has the crude strength and bat speed to hit the ball out. It's a skill that improved through summer ball, as he seemed to get better at adding some lift to his swing. He now looks like he could be a 20 home run bat in the big leagues.

Fielding

Third base is the position for Piscotty. He's played some outfield as well as shortstop, but third is the fit for him. He's not overly rangy but his first step is good and he has the plus, accurate arm for the position. He needs to cut back on his mistakes, but the raw tools are there to play the position.

Speed

Piscotty is a solid athlete and is a step above average as a runner. He'll likely settle into being about an average runner as a pro.

Summation

Stephen Piscotty is a classic case of a player who doesn't necessarily wow you with any one tool, but the complete package is pretty impressive. He looks like a pretty sure bet to hit as a professional, and the power to play a corner position in the big leagues appears to be coming along.

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