By: David Lee on September 22, 2015 - 1:18pm - Add new comment

The threat of injury and poor command from rough mechanics has followed Arodys Vizcaino since signing out of the Dominican Republic several years ago.


Vizcaino was seen as having closer potential throughout his time as a prospect. He initially began his pro career as a starter, but it was pretty well known and accepted that he would eventually move to the bullpen where a team could limit the effects of below-average command and effort in the delivery.


By: David Lee on September 21, 2015 - 1:20pm - Add new comment

The World Wood Bat Association World Championship is fast approaching, and some local players are already listed on teams that will participate.


By: David Lee on September 16, 2015 - 11:51am - Add new comment

South Carolina announced Tuesday that South Aiken product Taylor Widener will miss fall practices after recently undergoing surgery.


Widener underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery on his right arm and will be out two to three months. He’s expected back for the beginning of team practices in January.


By: David Lee on September 15, 2015 - 12:34pm - Add new comment

Getting into mid-September means getting into fall baseball for the regional college programs, and a couple have announced their schedules.


By: David Lee on September 10, 2015 - 3:59pm - Add new comment

This concludes my Augusta GreenJackets player reports. I wrote reports on the GreenJackets who represent the most upside to play in the major leagues. That doesn't mean others won't make it. I just stuck to the four with the most upside and highest grades based on what I saw this season.


If I get enough response, I'll have a mailbag to answer any player questions not covered by these reports or notes. If you have a question on a player who saw time in Augusta this season, email me or tweet it to @David11Lee.


By: David Lee on September 10, 2015 - 3:20pm - Add new comment

Johneshwy Fargas


6-1, 165

20 years old

Drafted 11th round, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, 2013

2015 A: 458 PA, .278/.347/.349, 19 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 35 RBI, 6.1 BB%, 14.2 K%, .330 wOBA, 104 wRC+, .326 BABIP


OFP: 45; 4th OF, Below-Average Regular

Realistic: 35; Low Bench, Up/Down

Risk: Medium



Hit: 20 present; 30 future

By: David Lee on September 8, 2015 - 4:20pm - Add new comment

Michael Santos


6-4, 170

International free agent, 2013, Dominican Republic

2015 A: 36.2 IP, 3.44 ERA, 4.00 FIP, 14.9 K%, 6.5 BB%, .310 BABIP

Rk: 3 IP, 2 BB, 5 K


OFP: 60; No. 3 starter

Realistic: 50; No. 4 starter

Risk: High; injury on report, lacks full-season resume



Fastball: 50 present; 60 future; 89-94

By: David Lee on September 3, 2015 - 2:23pm - Add new comment

Sam Coonrod


6-2, 225

Drafted in 5th round, 2014, Southern Illinois

2015 A: 106.2 IP, 3.21 ERA, 3.05 FIP, 23.2 K%, 7.3 BB%, .317 BABIP


OFP: 55; No. 3/4 starter; mid-closer

Realistic: 45; low-setup/7th inning reliever

Risk: Moderate



Fastball: 55 present; 65 future; 90-96, t97

By: David Lee on September 2, 2015 - 2:45pm - Add new comment

Aramis Garcia


6-2, 220

22 years old

Drafted 2nd round, Florida International, 2014

2014 A: 363 PA, .273/.350/.467, 15 2B, 3B, 15 HR, 61 RBI, 9.6 BB%, 21.2 K%, .373 wOBA, 132 wRC+, .194 ISO, .312 BABIP

A+: 72 PA, .231/.306/.277, 3 2B, 5 RBI, 9.7 BB%, 25 K%, .273 wOBA, 66 wRC+, .319 BABIP


OFP: 55; above-average regular

Realistic: 45; second-division regular/backup

Risk: Moderate



Hit: 30 present; 55 future

By: David Lee on September 1, 2015 - 2:14pm - Add new comment

South Aiken product Andrew Faulkner made his major league debut Monday night for the Texas Rangers.


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