Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Brett Eibner

Brett Eibner is an intriguing pick. He was a two way player in college but the Royals intend to use him as an outfielder. This is in contrast to this scouting report that said his future is on the mound, and in fact his playing outfield was preventing him from reaching his full potential. If his power is legit I like him as an outfielder. While the Royals farm system has plenty of prospects on the mound and in the infield there aren't any high upside outfielders in their system (Alex Gordon could be but who knows). I asked John Klima from Baseball Beginnings his thoughts on Eibner and he was kind enough to answer.

"Eibner is a long body type with raw power. His secondary tool would be his arm, but as a position player, he would lack the speed or mobility for anything other than RF. I would prefer to try him with the bat first. I saw a very brief look on the Cape and thought he will need to prove that he can make consistent contact in order to bring his power in. He would profile as an AL-corner-DH type and a No. 4-6 bat if he becomes what they want him to."

Like Colon his arrival should coincide with Moustakas & Co so you gotta think Moore is expecting the Royals to be contenders in 2012/2013. I certainly am.

5 comments:

  1. Wow. This dude sounds like he's never seen Eibner play CF. He was probably the second best CF in the SEC. He had plenty of speed and was able to cover a lot of ground. He made some spectacular plays in the OF during his Razorback tenure. DHing would be a waste IMO.

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  2. well schaum said he was drafted as an of, didn't specify which position, it'd be sweet if he could stay in center. A ss and cf with 1st 2 picks is a win.

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  3. He obviously hasn't seen Brett Eibner play. Try again.

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  4. I am looking forword to seeing Eibner in center field everyday. The Royals are looking good. I think Eibner can be a Bernie Williams type player. Great bat. Eibner could even move to pitcher and still be a big part of the future Royals.

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  5. I am looking forword to seeing Eibner in center field everyday. The Royals are looking good. I think Eibner can be a Bernie Williams type player. Great bat. Eibner could even move to pitcher and still be a big part of the future Royals.

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