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Re: Follow the Prospects: Spencer Kieboom, C
« Topic Start: July 25, 2014, 08:45:23 AM »
Notes from July 10 by Jeff Moore, BP:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=24109
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Spencer Kieboom, C: Advanced approach for Low-A ball, but old for the level; starts with a slightly open stance and good rhythm at the plate; swing path is flat and has average bat speed; does a nice job of using the whole field and understands how to drive the opposite field (RCF) gap; some pitch recognition issues with changeups and is extremely aggressive at the plate, which could get him into trouble; front foot bails out slightly which can give him issues on fastballs on the outer half; defensively sound behind the plate with a strong arm; threw a runner out from his knees; has some work pitch recognition and plate discipline but it’s an interesting combination of bat-to-ball skills and arm strength for a catcher.

And from July 20, also from Moore:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=24198
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Spencer Kieboom, C, Nationals (Hagerstown, A-): 2-5, R, 2B, HR, K. With a tremendously great name, it’s easy to like Kieboom, but he also has a few things to offer that aren’t on the back of his jersey. The free-swinging Kieboom will get himself out a lot, but when he makes contact, he features better power potential than most catchers. He’s still learning how to drive the ball over the fence with regularity, but the doubles power is legitimate and could be a sign of things to come.