Brendan Kaupe

How does one end up in this basket? We're still dealing with players who are some years or more away from contributing. There is speed in this group, but each player has at least one serious red flag of the group of age, injury and inexperience.


36 - OF Alonzo HarrisBats/Throws:?Right/Right

Tags: Alonzo Harris, Brendan Kaupe, Darrell Ceciliani, Top Prospects Series, Toby Hyde
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Friend of the site, Mike Newman, formerly of Scouting the Sally, now of Fangraphs took a look at the Kingsport Mets.

On Gavin Cecchini "I?d be remiss to not mention his hit tool was better than I was expecting... Cecchini is unlikely to become an impact bat due to lack of power, but true shortstop prospects are difficult to come by so he does not have to be."

2B Brendan Kaupe (pictured)?"A switch hitter, the 18-year old has excellent bat speed from both sides of the plate and appeared to have an advanced understanding of how to work counts to his favor. He also showed 55 speed from the left side by running a 4.15 home-to-first time and could likely match that from the right side as well.... He?s a nice player though and a steal compared to the average fourth rounder I see in person."

Tags: Akeel Morris, Brendan Kaupe, Gavin Cecchini, Toby Hyde
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In the fourth round of the 2012 draft, at #140 overall, the Mets selected SS Brendan Kaupe from Baldwin HS in Hawaii. He was not ranked in Baseball America's pre-draft Top 500.

At the time he was drafted, Jim Callis on the MLB.tv stream reported: "...not really a great year talent wise in Hawaii, I'll go ahead and admit it, he's off my radar."

Kaupe is short at 5'7", but listed at a solidly built 175 lbs.

Tags: Brendan Kaupe, Draft, Toby Hyde
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