2014 Toronto Blue Jays Top 前景展望: #17 Dalton 庞培

Lansing Lugnuts center fielder Dalton 庞培 (left) and manager John Tamargo after 庞培 made it to third base in a game against the Great Lakes Loons on August 10, 2013. Mandatory Credit: 杰伊·布鲁(Jay Blue)

好吧,蓝鸟队的球迷们。我没’希望在此撰写本文 Dalton 庞培 很快。一世’ve liked what I’ve seen from 庞培 so much that I have him ranked as my #9 prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays system. You’ll find out why I have him ranked so highly when you read below but I base my assessment on seeing 庞培 play at three different times in the 2013 season: once in Spring Training, over a three-game span in early May in Lansing and again over a two-game span in August. Marc Hulet at 影集 had 庞培 ranked #13 and Jonathan Mayo at 美国职业棒球大联盟.com 将他排在第15位(尽管请注意,梅奥’的文章来自2013赛季之前)。

名称: Dalton 庞培
位置: 中心场
出生日期: 1992年12月11日(21)
身高体重: 6’1″/170 lbs
蝙蝠/投掷: 开关/右
获得: 2010年选秀第16轮
中学: 约翰·弗雷泽(John Fraser SS)(安大略省密西沙加)
学院: 不适用

奖项与成就

  • 2013中西部联赛全明星
  • 2013中西部联赛全明星赛MVP
  • 2013年罗林斯青少年联赛金手套奖(CF)
  • 2013 MiLB.com多伦多蓝鸟队全明星

统计资料

分析

You can see from 庞培’s奖,他在2013年度过了非常出色的一年。道尔顿是少数几个在Blue Jays农场系统中开始冒起声来的加拿大潜在客户之一。您’ll read about another one in a short while but, on the position playing side, 庞培 is the Canadian prospect in the Jays system with the most upside.

A rangy center fielder with speed to burn, 庞培 has been showing a lot more polish than most people thought this year. While his entire season (his first in full-season ball) was very streaky for the Midwest League’s Lansing Lugnuts, when he was hot, he was an unstoppable force at the plate and on the bases. When the whole thing came to a close, 庞培 landed with a .261/.358/.394 slash line that translated into a 115 wRC+ rating (creating runs at a rate 15% better than the league average). When you consider that 庞培 wasn’他一年至少健康一个月(脚趾骨折),而去年大部分时间由于手腕受伤而缺席,他在盘上的质量表现更加令人鼓舞。

庞培’s strikeout rate of over 20% is a bit concerning but when you consider that he was only 20 years old and playing in full season ball after having missed most of the previous year, you would think that with some more development time, 庞培 will figure out how to make a little more contact. In fact, there was some tangible improvement in his strikeout rate throughout the 2013 season. While he posted a rate of 26.4% in April and 25.7% in May, those numbers dropped to 12.6% in June, 20% in July and 18.7% in August (a month in which he walked as many times as he struck out). He’已经以非常健康的12.3%的速度散步,如果他对平板保持耐心,’没有理由他可以’始终保持较高的基数百分比,以利用他的速度。

Which brings us to his speed. When healthy, 庞培 has track star speed. I’我听说过一位作家或侦察员(我可以’t remember which one it was) who timed him down to first in 3.7 seconds, which is off the charts, if true. When I saw him in August, he was hobbled 通过 his injury but was still pretty impressive. To go with the speed, 庞培 is already a very mature base stealer, swiping 38 bags and getting caught 10 times. Again, from what I could see in August, his injury robbed him of his explosiveness but, even slowed down a little bit, he was still a very efficient base thief.

The last two parts of his game are those that make him an even better prospect in my mind. 庞培 has already shown off his outstanding defensive skills. He was named the Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove winner for center field this year: that means that Rawlings and Minor League Baseball felt that he was the best center fielder in ALL of the minors, not just the Midwest League and not just the Blue Jays organization. He didn’整个赛季都犯错,并在基地上丢掉八名选手。

Most encouragingly, 庞培 started hitting for more power towards the end of the season. Of his 22 doubles, nine came after July 1 and so did all six of his home runs including four homers that he hit in the last week of the season. His lowest monthly OBP after May was .394 and his April OBP was .368. It was really his miserable May that saw him hit .158/.239/.228 that brought his whole season down.

侦察报告

For those scouts that love tools, 庞培 makes their jaw drop. He’s got big league speed and already plays outstanding defense. What 庞培 is trying to do now is polish up the skills that will let his tools show through.

庞培 keeps his hands high at the plate, keeping his weight back and uses just a small knee kick rather than lifting his whole leg before taking a small stride. He’可以有效地缩短击球距离,并开始非常擅长于控球。

 

风险,展望和预计到达时间

庞培’s risk levels aren’都那么高。他对盘子的耐心和大力击球的能力预示着良好的发展。他’s even been cutting down on his strikeouts. The fact is that we have to remember that 庞培 will only be 21 for the entire 2014 season and, due to his wrist/hand injury in 2012, only has 914 minor league plate appearances with just 535 in a full-season league.

He’至少要在达尼丁(Dunedin)固定外场,并且只要他能表现出良好的场上命中率和稳定的联系率(在佛罗里达州立大学中夺权是非常困难的),’我可能会按季节在新罕布什尔州看到道尔顿’s end. He’s made it through a full season and the training wheels are likely to be off. I can also see 庞培 getting a trip to Arizona for the Fall League in 2014 and rising up the prospects lists with a good season. If all goes well, I could see him back home in Toronto at the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016.

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