Brad Emaus -#68
5th professional season (no major league experience)
6'0" 205 pounds
Bats R/Throws R
To review my thoughts when he was drafted in the Rule 5 draft in December, click here.
Good: He is making the league minimum. He has a good sense of the strike zone and is able to take a walk while minimizing strike outs (212 walks, 220 k's in his career). He hit 15 home runs last year in 125 games, but took advantage of a very hitter friendly environment in Las Vegas.
As you can see here, he has a very short swing, which is why he makes solid contact and limits strike outs, but it may also limit him to the 15 HR ceiling most scouts have on him.
Here was some popular footage that I took during spring training practice just to compare Castillo's quickness to Emaus and Murphy.
Next scouting reports: Luis Hernandez, Daniel Murphy, Justin Turner to round out the weekend/2nd base discussion, although the discussion will most likely carry on for 2 more weeks.