Friday, May 6, 2011

Brad Peacock Makes the Hot Sheet

Baseball America's Hot Sheet--their weekly report on the hottest prospects in the minor leagues--includes Harrisburg's Brad Peacock. Here's what they said:
Team: Double-A Harrisburg (Eastern)
Age: 23
Why He's Here: 1-0, 0.00, 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 SO
The Scoop: The Nationals spent a combined $3 million in the 2010 draft to secure righthander A.J. Cole and lefthander Sammy Solis. While Cole and Solid are young, low-minors arms with upside, Peacock has the stuff and control to be a mid-rotation starter. Plus he's far closer to realizing that potential. A 2006 draft-and-follow from the 41st round, Peacock's stuff has gotten better since signing out of Palm Beach (Fla.) CC. He now sits at 92-94 mph and touches 96 with a hard downer curve. His location has also been superlative, as he owns a 1.16 ERA, 36 strikeouts and four walks in 31 innings this season.
Bryce Harper is on there too, but that's nothing new.


Piero said...

Let me know when Sickels starts talking about the Nats winning 85 games as he did with Kansas City today ... because of their prospects.

Harper said...

no 'peacock' puns? pass.