Prospect potential list includes two Rangers
June, 21, 2012
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus put together a list of dream prospects, which he defines as those who have the widest gap between who they are now and what they have the potential to be. That includes OF Jordan Akins and SS Luis Sardinas. Here is Goldstein's write-up on Sardinas. You'll have to click here (insider) to see what he says about Akins.
Sardinas earned a seven-figure bonus out of Venezuela three years ago, but 2012 is the first season he's been healthy. Still just 19, Sardinas has some drool-worthy upside, especially on the bases and defensively, as he's a plus-plus runner who has 21 stolen bases in 24 attempts. He also has well above-average range, hands and arm strength.
Now for the bad news: He's skinny and weak, and that's holding him back at the plate, where he is hitting just .259 for Hickory, and 46 of his 50 hits have been singles. If he can just develop enough offensively to hit at the bottom of a lineup, he'll have significant value.