Bernie on the Scene: First Scouting Profiles From the Arizona Fall League

Bernie on the Scene: First Scouting Profiles From the Arizona Fall League

This article is part of our AL FAAB Factor series.

The Arizona Fall League is open for business.

After being shut down last year due to the pandemic, the Fall League is back. I am there every day, and I will bring you first-hand analysis/scouting profiles of some of the players. Obviously, I can't profile them all, but I will choose those I think are of interest to my readers. Fall League players are important, as many of them find their way to the big leagues, which is why I feel it is important for us to know the scouting profiles of many as possible.

Justin Foscue, 2B, Texas Rangers
6-0, 205 
Bats: Right
Age: 22
Foscue was a first-round pick of the Texas Rangers out of Mississippi State in 2020.

The Rangers got a bargain with Foscue, signing him for $3.25M, or $725,000 below the slot for the position. Foscue was the 14th player taken in the draft.

Foscue played at three classifications this year. He was in the Rookie League, Class-A Advanced and double-A. He hit a combined .275/.371/.590 in his 267 plate appearances. Foscue hit 17 home runs, drove in 51 runs and was successful in two of his four stolen base attempts. The Rangers drafted Foscue for his offense. He has some pop in his bat with the potential to hit double-digit home runs. He also projects to hit for average.

When I saw Foscue in the AFL, he showed a good eye at the plate and an ability to select pitches. I think he'll make

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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