Nothing is as good for observations as seeing games in person. This week we got the next best thing from the Lakewood team, a video broadcast of their series against the Lexington Legends. It is impossible to glean everything from a single series and a single video feed, but you notice plenty of things that don’t appear in a box score. I didn’t have time to watch all 7 hours of video, but I did watch all of the offensive trips to the plate and all of Drew Anderson‘s time on the mound.
J.P. Crawford – He is everything he is talked up to be. The patience is there at the plate. He and Tocci are attempting a decent amount of bunts in sac bunt situations, however the goal seems to be get hits, not sacrifice, and in game 2 of the series Crawford placed a bunt perfectly between the first and second baseman. The power is not there yet, I won’t be able to say how much it will be there later, but the contact is there if the strength can get there. Continue reading