2012 2nd-Round Pick: SS Joe DeCarlo

Jay Yencich · June 5, 2012 at 9:43 am · Filed Under Mariners 

It is early and things are still surreal for me. The Mariners selected SS Joe DeCarlo out of a Pennsylvania high school. I don’t think we usually have a big scouting presence in Pennsylvania.

DeCarlo is one of those shortstops that looks like he’ll probably move off. I’ve only seen a little bit of and he’s a big kid who looks a little stiff out there so far as range goes. Otherwise the hands and whatnot look to be solid enough to keep him at the hot corner. Good transfers, quick about it. It’s really only footspeed where he’s lacking.

Offensively, he looks like he could put up some numbers in the power department, and it isn’t just because he’s big. The swing looks pretty good and he gets it through the zone pretty quickly. He stands pretty upright in the box and finishes his swing rather high at times, which is interesting. With limited data on him, I don’t know that I can comment on his plate discipline or other important things like that.

No word yet on how this selection affects his presidential campaign.

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MLB.com footage


5 Responses to “2012 2nd-Round Pick: SS Joe DeCarlo”

  1. Westside guy on June 5th, 2012 10:12 am

    This just in: Quality Americans endorse Joe DeCarlo!

  2. msfanmike on June 5th, 2012 11:51 am

    He kind of reminds me of a smaller (currently) version of Dan Uggla – but with better hands. Then again, who doesn’t.

    A 2B in the making, more than likely.

  3. hailcom on June 5th, 2012 11:56 am

    I saw DeCarlo listed elsewhere at 6’1″ and 205 rather than the 5’10” here and on MLB.com. Pretty big difference, so wondering which is correct?

  4. bart on June 5th, 2012 1:16 pm

    From the presidential campaign website:

    “Joe DeCarlo always aspired to be give back to the American”

    “In short, Joe DeCarlo is the epitome of a winner.”

    We could use some more winners. That also give back to the American. You know the one.

  5. Jay Yencich on June 5th, 2012 1:22 pm

    I really hope that website doesn’t go away because I’ll be referring to it again and again regardless of how his career goes.

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