This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
I am going to change my original plan of prospect profiles/scouting reports and offer reports on players requested by my readers.
I won't be able to respond to all requested players. If I haven't seen or watched video on the player, I won't write a report.
So, my next few articles will include players you, the readers of my articles, request for evaluation and review. I could not get to all of the requests. But I will always do my best to get most of them.
Scouting grades are for offense only. They do not include any defensive abilities and tools.
45 - A utility player on a major league roster who comes off the bench and plays as needed
50 - An every day player subject to platoon
55 - A better than average performer, less subject to platoon
60 - An every day player with occasional All Star Game appearances and multiple tools
Patrick Bailey, C, Giants
Single-A San Jose
It would appear the Giants prefer Bailey to previous first-round draft pick Joey Bart. Sources have told me the Giants wouldn't mind trading Bart if the right deal comes along.
Bailey was the team's first-round pick in the 2020 draft, No. 13 overall. Out of North Carolina State, Bailey signed for $3,757,500. And what did Joey Bart get to sign? $7,025,000. Still, the word is out that the Giants would rather keep Bailey and trade Bart. I'll believe it