Monthly Archives: April 2012

Prairie Stars have a small star developing

Adam Unes, a sophomore at the University of Illinois Springfield can be a guy that can develop into something special down the road. Unes has a bat that is loaded with line drive power hitting.

A quick touch up here on a player who still has a year and half left before he can even become eligible to be drafted by a Major League team.

Unes a 6’1 first baseman has played all 40 games so far this season and is batting .285 so far on the season. Unes has a power bat that can become even better if he learns to become more disciplined at the plate. Unes has line drive power, which can put him ahead of the game seeing he hasn’t even begun to hit with homerun power.

Unes will control counts no matter the situation in the game. He will foul off pitches until a mistake is thrown to the plate, with a pitch count per at bat higher than the normal college batter will see.

Unes’s defense brings good range to the left side of the infield ¬†that allows Unes to help gobble up the hole in between first and second. Unes will need to develop a better skill at going back on balls as his back tracking on pop flys is slower than what would be required of a first baseman in the Majors.

Only a sophomore leaves Unes with plenty of time to continue to develop and become a prospect worth looking at for a late draft pick in the upcoming years for major league teams.