By now, you probably have caught wind of the minor storm ESPN analyst Keith Law provided yesterday in regards to Cubs top prospect Javy Baez.
During an online chat Law alluded to Baez as having some questionable makeup.
If you had to pick one player in your top 10 that will completely bust, who would it be? Hey, enough of this positivity. Let's get negative!
Baez is where he is because he's got more risk/volatility than the 7 guys ahead of him. I don't think he has great makeup, and the newfound plate discipline came in a pretty small sample.
I checked around yesterday and a scout volunteered a story involving Baez as a teammate. Baez was considering colleges at the time and according to the story, purposely delayed his decision-making process.
Baez thought this move would allow more scouts to come out and watch his team, and therefore get his teammates more exposure.
There were some times earlier in Baez career where he may have been more flamboyant or demonstrative, but some industry people I spoke with yesterday feel he's actually matured since then.
Yet, some still that believe Baez could dial down the arrogance a bit.
That seems less than a major issue here. If there have been any major concerns I've heard regarding the talented shortstop, it has mostly involved his plate discipline, not makeup.
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