Monday, May 30, 2011

ESPN's Keith Law Isn't a Huge Fan of Matt Szczur

For those of you who don't know, Keith Law is ESPN's main MLB draft analyst. He's a bit snarky, but if you like baseball at all he's a must follow on twitter. After Matt Szczur was signed, Law said this about Szczur:
"Every area guy I talked to about him this spring called him a 4th/5th outfielder with plus speed and outstanding makeup but limited baseball tools."
Being a fourth or fifth outfielder is nothing to scoff at because it still means that you're a legitimate major league player.

Yesterday after Szczur's first career home run, he was asked again about him on twitter.

Here are his responses:


 Fair Enough

The fact is that I can't say I disagree about any of these things. Szczur is a singles hitter and that doesn't bode particularly well for regular big league success. He'll have to either walk a ton or become a lights out defender in center field to justify value.

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