When the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Sammy Siani with the 37th overall pick in 2019, he was regarded well for his hitting tools. The following summary was from his draft report in 2019 from MLB Pipeline:
"The outfielder has an outstanding and smooth swing and showed the ability to make consistent contact against some of the better prep arms in the country. He's hit over power with a good approach at the plate, but some might be light on his power because of his smallish frame."
- MLB Pipeline 2019 Draft Report
When you watch Siani swing the bat, you see the beautiful swing that scouts spoke about. His swing has become max effort, leading to a more power than hit approach, contrary to his draft report. Siani has a keen eye, with a 14.2% walk rate in Greensboro. He also is a threat on t...
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