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8th Round Pick - Trey Mancini - 1B - Notre Dame (IN)


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6'4" 215lbs DOB: 03/18/92

Mancini hit behind presumptive first-rounder Eric Jagielo in Notre Dame's lineup this season, giving the Fighting Irish a formidable one-two punch. While Jagielo is the better all-around prospect, Mancini's power means he can't be ignored. Listed at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, Mancini is strong and creates good loft with his quick right-handed swing. With his power, however, comes a lot of swing and miss. Mancini needs to improve his pitch recognition to reach his potential as a hitter. Mancini is a capable first baseman, but his value is tied to his bat.

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Tony's Initial take: I find the above scouting report interesting since his stats don't back up that "he has a lot of swing and miss." He struck out just 23 times in 252 PAs, much better than highly thought of teammate Eric Jagielo. He put up a .389/.431/.603 line with a 21-23 BB-K ratio. I've never seen this kid play, but I like the stats, especially in the 8th round.

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From his profile:

"AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner enters his junior season with a .320 career batting average, 21 home runs and 79 RBI ..."

MONOGRAM winner? Get over yourself, Notre Dame. It's a damned letter.

That said, hope this kid (and all of the other Oriole draftees) works out.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Trey Mancini won the 2013 Big East home run derby. So there is some power there for sure: <a href="http://t.co/nRZHIQsCgs" title="http://bit.ly/ZyUC7D">bit.ly/ZyUC7D</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Orioles">#Orioles</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23MLBdraft">#MLBdraft</a></p>— Daniel Gallen (@danieljtgallen) <a href="

">June 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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6'4" 215lbs DOB: 03/18/92

Mancini hit behind presumptive first-rounder Eric Jagielo in Notre Dame's lineup this season, giving the Fighting Irish a formidable one-two punch. While Jagielo is the better all-around prospect, Mancini's power means he can't be ignored. Listed at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, Mancini is strong and creates good loft with his quick right-handed swing. With his power, however, comes a lot of swing and miss. Mancini needs to improve his pitch recognition to reach his potential as a hitter. Mancini is a capable first baseman, but his value is tied to his bat.

College Profile

Tony's Initial take: I find the above scouting report interest since his stats don't back up that "he has a lot of swing and miss." He struck out just 23 times in 252 PAs, much better than highly thought of teammate Eric Jagielo. He put up a .389/.431/.603 line with a 21-23 BB-K ratio. I've never seen this kid play, but I like the stats, especially in the 8th round.

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The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Mancini, from Winter Haven, Fla., had a stellar junior season, hitting .389 with seven home runs, 54 RBI and a .603 slugging percentage. His school-record 23-game hitting streak down the stretch of the 2013 season helped raise his stock after he missed last summer with a shoulder injury.

Slania, a Tucson, Ariz., product, became Notre Dame’s all-time save leader this season, raising his career total to 30 with 13 saves in 2013 while fashioning a 1.21 earned run average, which lowered his career mark to 1.71 in 121 innings pitched. Slania earned all-league and all-star honors last summer pitching for the Cotuit Kettlers in the Cape Cod League.

“With Mancini and Slania, I think they’re both really up in the air in terms of where they go (in the draft),” Aoki said. “They’ll certainly get drafted, but it could be from the second or third round all the way to the 10th round. I don’t know.

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Some wrist movement in his load (note how his hands go down and then back up before he actually starts his swing) that will probably need to get ironed out, but looks like he's got ridiculous bat speed and as much power as you could expect from an eighth round pick. He'll probably be a hitter and only a hitter and he might be Brandon Waring, but you never know. At this point it's probably better to take guys who could hit in college and hope they'll fix their issues or succeed in spite of them than draft guys who didn't hit and hope they'll have the light come on. At least that makes sense to me.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Trey Mancini won the 2013 Big East home run derby. So there is some power there for sure: <a href="http://t.co/nRZHIQsCgs" title="http://bit.ly/ZyUC7D">bit.ly/ZyUC7D</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Orioles">#Orioles</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23MLBdraft">#MLBdraft</a></p>— Daniel Gallen (@danieljtgallen) <a href="
">June 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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This. I thought he might go in the 5-7 range. He could be a nice coup in the 8th round if he starts tapping into that power potential

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From his profile:

"AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner enters his junior season with a .320 career batting average, 21 home runs and 79 RBI ..."

MONOGRAM winner? Get over yourself, Notre Dame. It's a damned letter.

That said, hope this kid (and all of the other Oriole draftees) works out.

I guess you hate Notre Dame? It's the same thing every other school does. All monogram winner means is that he was on a varsity sport, in this case for 2 years.

Notre Dame has a proud history, just like hundreds of other schools. Stop hating, you probably don't see the big picture when it comes to that school. Good luck Trey, you were drafted by a great organization. Listen to your coaches, and they will help turn you into a complete player.

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Have seen a lot of Mancini. Bat doesn't stay in the zone long, but big raw power. Bat speed adequate. Power really his only carrying tool -- needs to hit a bunch to have value. Stats inflated some by mid-week performance, but a solid college kid. Solid value for the round, for sure.

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Have seen a lot of Mancini. Bat doesn't stay in the zone long, but big raw power. Bat speed adequate. Power really his only carrying tool -- needs to hit a bunch to have value. Stats inflated some by mid-week performance, but a solid college kid. Solid value for the round, for sure.

Thanks. I think he looks like Mark Reynolds ;)

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