Adam McInturff of 2080 Baseball provides writeups and pro-style scouting reports of Nationals prospects named to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game from the Hagerstown Suns roster.
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Name: Nick Banks | Position: LF | Age: 23 | B/T: L/L
SCOUTING REPORT: Banks was the team’s 4th round selection just two years ago from Texas A&M, though he has progressed slowly through the system since that time. He has bulked up since going pro, losing some of the looseness and contact ability in his swing and changing his approach to that of a pull-side masher.
Name: Nick Raquet | Position: LH-SP | Age: 22 | B/T: R/L
SCOUTING REPORT: A 3rd round selection in 2017 out of William & Mary, Raquet’s polish and pitchability were too much for South Atlantic League competition. After an impressive appearance (out of the bullpen) in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game—where his fastball showed improved life and velocity—Raquet got the call to High-A Potomac.
A native of Washington, D.C., Adam will be periodically contributing scouting pieces on Nationals prospects for Federal Baseball. Currently, he’s the Assistant Director of Professional Evaluation at 2080 Baseball. Previously, Adam worked in the Baseball Operations departments of the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers after serving as a Senior Prospect Writer for Baseball Prospectus. You can follow him on Twitter: @2080adam. Adam can be reached at email@example.com for all podcast and media requests.