Thursday, June 5, 2008

Logan Forsythe #2

Logan is a 3B for the University of Arkansas, though he played all around the diamond for Team USA last summer (he has also caught in the past).

Known for incredible makeup, Logan has been a coach and fan favorite. He played the entire summer for Team USA with a broken foot and refused to come out of games. Furthermore, he continually showed his best performances against the best competition and in the biggest moments.

A right-handed hitter, he has tremendous control of the strike zone while consistently hitting for high average and extra base power. At this point, he has been more of a doubles guy than a homer guy, but we believe his advanced approach and strength will translate to more home run power as a pro. Logan has also stolen 29 bases over the past two years. In short, we think this is a very well-rounded player with great intangibles.

8 comments:

Richard B. Wade said...

Would you classify any of these guys as sign-ability picks, or would you take these guys regardless of bonus demands?

Paul DePodesta said...

Allan Dykstra has Scott Boras as an agent.

We're taking the players that excite us.

william said...

The Padres seem to be taking a beating from the fans in all the blogs, especially with the Dykstra pick.

I'd like to point out that these guys are paid professionals, there is some sort of plan here. It's not like they just walked into the room with the most recent copy of Sporting News and started spouting off names.

keep your chin up Paul, don't let these wanna be gm's get you down ..

Richard B. Wade said...

I honestly don't know anything about the draft, so my question was based entirely on the ranting of my fellow fans.

Paul DePodesta said...

No problem, Richard. Have to keep the responses short.

Christopher said...

Paul: I believe Forsythe represents your 2nd Team USA pick. Is that just a coincidence or is there something you saw in watching those teams?

Peter said...

Please take Ladendorf @ 69 ;-)

Kent Bonham said...

Here are Forsythe's splits:

http://aluminum.minorleaguesplits.com/draft/forsylo42-b.html