Scott Blewett---Courtesy of Google Images

Scott Blewett drafted by KC Royals in 2nd Round

The Kansas City Royals picked high school RHP Scott Blewett with their no. 58 pick in the second round of the MLB draft on Thursday. Blewett is a 6′ 6″ 235lbs. prospect with a fastball that touches 96mph and a 12-6 curve. He comes from Baker HS in Baldwinsvile, NY.

Blewett was a St. John’s University recruit that dominated the Jupiter Showcase.  You can see Blewett in action by clicking on the embedded video below:

Video courtesy of MLB.com

Reports vary on the quality of Blewett’s stuff. Keith Law at ESPN.com reports (insider access required) that Blewett’s fastball lacks movement and that his best pitch is a 12-6 curve, while his change-up still is in development.

Scott Blewett---Courtesy of Google Images

Scott Blewett—Courtesy of Google Images

The Kansas City Royals picked high school RHP Scott Blewett with their no. 58 pick in the second round of the MLB draft on Thursday. Blewett is a 6′ 6″ 235lbs. prospect with a fastball that touches 96mph and a 12-6 curve. He comes from Baker HS in Baldwinsvile, NY.

Blewett was a St. John’s University recruit that dominated the Jupiter Showcase.  You can see Blewett in action by clicking on the embedded video below:

Video courtesy of MLB.com

Reports vary on the quality of Blewett’s stuff. Keith Law at ESPN.com reports (insider access required) that Blewett’s fastball lacks movement and that his best pitch is a 12-6 curve, while his change-up still is in development.

Meanwhile, David Lesky at Pine Tar Press says that Blewett’s fastball has good life, and that his curveball and change could be “dynamic” pitches.

Either way, Blewett is a big-bodied right-hander that could improve on his low 90s velocity with maturity. Neither source sees Blewett as a fast mover through the minors, but Lesky considers his upside to be a no. 2 starter in major-league baseball. Blewett, however, is said to have only faced weak high school competition. Blewett’s fastball has good life, and that his curveball and change could be “dynamic” pitches.

The Scott Blewett pick makes him the 3rd pitcher taken by Kansas City GM Dayton Moore in his first four picks. Moore seems to be continuing his emphasis on pitching prospects in the 2014 draft. Let’s just hope that the Royals will do a better job developing these new arms than they have in the recent past.

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Meanwhile, David Lesky at Pine Tar Press says that Blewett’s fastball has good life, and that his curveball and change could be “dynamic” pitches.

Either way, Blewett is a big-bodied right-hander that could improve on his low 90s velocity with maturity. Neither source sees Blewett as a fast mover through the minors, but Lesky considers his upside to be a no. 2 starter in major-league baseball. Blewett, however, is said to have only faced weak high school competition. Blewett’s fastball has good life, and that his curveball and change could be “dynamic” pitches.

The Scott Blewett pick makes him the 3rd pitcher taken by Kansas City GM Dayton Moore in his first four picks. Moore seems to be continuing his emphasis on pitching prospects in the 2014 draft. Let’s just hope that the Royals will do a better job developing these new arms than they have in the recent past.

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