Here are a few interesting prospect links for your Friday afternoon.
**Albert Chen of Sports Illustrated writes that Gregory Polanco is the next big thing. He mostly talks with people in the organization, who compare Polanco favorably to people like Barry Bonds and Andrew McCutchen. I’ve said many times that I believe Polanco can be better than McCutchen, so I would be one who agrees with this assertion that Polanco is the next big thing.
**Baseball America has a new feature where they send video of a prospect to a scout, then give a shortened version of that scout’s opinion on a player. They looked at Reese McGuire, and the video got some favorable comments. The thing that stood out to me was the breakdown of the throwing. The scout noted that McGuire has incredible efficient footwork. That’s a big thing I noticed last year in the GCL. McGuire has very little wasted movement in his throws down to second. He goes from catching to throwing in one fluid motion. Those are skills that translate to any level, and it’s part of why there will be no questions about McGuire’s defense in the future.