Nick Franklin One Game Scouting Report
Nick Franklin (Nicholas Edward)
First-impression suggested nickname(s)
Li’l, Hercules Godsmash
Quiet, from the left side. Quick, with quick wrists; little movement. Surprising pop. Simple swing allows him to wait longer to commit, which should aid both walks and batting average. Capable of turning on an inside pitch and driving it to right or up the middle. Swings as if he has a limit — no swings wasted. Good coverage, can go out of the zone if necessary. Plenty of contact. Makes the ball carry deeper than it looks like it ought to. Most batted balls turn into home runs. Good hand control leads to frequent barreling-up.
Didn’t notice, probably fine
Batted balls don’t get by him if they’re within his range. Good to his right, good to his left, good straight on. A capable turner of double plays; doesn’t stop and watch shortstop partner, no matter how spectacular. Will underhand to first base even if runner’s approaching, implying confidence. Confidence backed by performance.
Said to switch-hit but didn’t switch-hit — is a liar. Looks funny in a big helmet.
Likely superstar, probable Hall-of-Famer. “Dustin who?” Lying is a concern, but might also convey confidence, and it’s hard to overlook all of the home runs. Player is a constant dinger threat and can hit the ball out of any ballpark. Doesn’t make defensive mistakes. Mostly hits homers. Could/should be part of dangerous offensive core with Brendan Ryan, Endy Chavez. Shot to be greatest second baseman in baseball history. Shot to be greatest player.
Prime Jeff Kent, on the moon