Now that we have completed covering the top 10 prospects I think it would be a good idea to preview some guys who just missed out on being in the top 10. My first choice is Caleb Gindl because some scouts think he is better then our #4 guy Kentrail Davis.
The 5′ 9″ outfielder was drafted out of high school in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Gindl played in AA this year and compiled a slash line of .272/.352/.406. The compact left hander belted 9 homeruns and 33 doubles showing surprising pop for someone who weighs only 185 pounds.
Gindl utilizes a wide, well-balanced stance but tends to get out on his front foot a little too much, which results in lazy pop flies. His swing produces average bat speed. He doesn’t have great stolen-base speed but he’s a good base runner underway and could stretch some singles into doubles. He shows nice patience at the plate (10.3 BB%) and has done a nice job of improving his contact rates (K% down from 23.4 to 16.8% from ’09 to ’10). His power output (.134) is short for a corner outfield spot. He can play all three outfield positions but projects better in right field.