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The Book on Billy Rowell
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Billy Rowell / 3B, BAL
Sewell, NJ, USA
School: Bishop Eustace Prep, Pennsauken
420 | 2/18/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/21/2013): #977
MiLB.com Season Preview: Unranked or n/a
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2013: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A first round draft pick by the Orioles back in 2007, infielder Billy Rowell was once a tip-top prospect, but these days he doesn't crack many top twenty lists, despite his intact skill set. Scouts have always been of sixteen different minds on Rowell, some seeing a great future hitter, others seeing a scuffling AAAA future. The latter bunch has been more accurate of late, as even a trip back to Rookie ball failed to cure Rowell of his propensity for swinging at any and every pitch that gets close enough for him to reach. He didn't show much of the power that once looked promising, either, leaving not a whole lot to see here, other than eternal potential. He's organizational filler until he shows that he can recapture that teenaged proficiency. A gentle reminder that even first rounders are never sure-things.
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