Monday, June 27, 2011

Round 40: Stephen Collum, OF, Cartersville HS (Georgia)

One sentence analysis: Toolsy switch-hitting HS prospect who was drafted as an OF, but pitched in HS and also played 3B.

More analysis and notes: Still haven't been able to dig up a college commitment or much other information about Collum.

From Perfect Game USA, 8/22/10: "Slender athletic frame, room to add more strength. High leg raise delivery, loose easy arm action, good arm speed with little effort, consistent mid 80's fastball, commands FB to both sides of the plate, slider is hard and tight at times, nice feel for change up, has deception to his delivery, plus command potential, athletic actions on the mound, projects well. Switch-hitter, good bat speed right handed, has power and lift, good swing, less bat speed and longer path left handed, good extended finish. Solid actions both at 3B and in the outfield. Very good all around athlete, two-way prospect who is going to get better. Good student.
12/29/09: "Tall athletic build, fast-twitch athlete, 3/4 arm slot on the mound, clean arm circle, arm works well, velo projects down the road, feel for 11 to 5 curveball, good life on change-up, fills up the strike zone, solid delivery, switch-hitter, LH-good bat speed, consistent solid contact, stays on the ball well, RH-line-drive approach, smooth swing, aggressive, good bat speed, similar from both sides of the plate, runs well, 6.99 sixty, huge throwing arm in the outfield, good footwork, accurate, athletic actions, strong student. Named to Top Prospect Team."

From Baseball Web TV: Scouting video.

Collum has not signed with the Nationals

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