College Draft Profile: Jimmy Yezzo

Jimmy Yezzo, 1B, University of Delaware

Class: Junior; Height: 6-0; Weight: 200; B/T: L/R

Updated: 06/03/13

Not an overly big slugger, Yezzo, who’s listed as six feet and 200 pounds, nonetheless owns an impressive line this season. In 55 games for the Blue Hens, he’s hitting .410/.453/.714 with 28 doubles, a pair of triples, and 13 homeruns.

This is quite a follow up for Yezzo, who’s showing more power than last season (.358/.401/.567).

Projection: The massive amount of production (.410/.453/.714), however, comes with the caveat that Delaware’s home ballpark tends to inflate offensive production quite a bit. According to CollegeSplits.com, Yezzo’s Weighted On Base Average drops forty points when adjusting for the park, dropping from .493 to .453.

He’s a decent fourth or fifth round pick for a team looking to add some organizational depth. He’s likely not a starter, but he could develop into the quintessential Quad-A player, or maybe even a useful platoon bat against righties.

Ceiling: 1.0-to 1.5-win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low to Moderate

Drafted: Fourth or Fifth Round

 

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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.


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