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Steve Bean to Cardinals: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

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Mike RosenbaumMLB Prospects Lead WriterJune 4, 2012

Position: C

Height/Weight: 6’2”/190 lbs

Bats/Throws: L/R

DOB: 9/15/1993

High School: Rockwall (Texas)

College Commitment: Texas


With all the promising catching prospects who will likely be selected within the first three rounds of the draft, Bean is the player who’s continually flown under the radar.

A left-handed hitter, Bean has been climbing the draft boards all spring due to his projectable power and present defensive skills behind the plate. He has quick wrists and easy pop in his bat, and he’s done a better job of letting the ball travel deep in the zone this spring.

Bean’s plus arm is easily his best tool, and arguably the best among all catchers in the 2012 draft class. He’s an average receiver who’s adept to making adjustments, so expect him to continue developing behind the plate.

Both his cannon for an arm and left-handed bat have made Bean an intriguing and promising catching prospect. Now it’s just a matter of whether he decides to sign or honor his commitment to Texas. In either scenario, Bean should still reach the major leagues by late 2016 or early 2017.

Analysis: Bean has a ton of upside and there will be little pressure on him to fast track through the minors as Yadier Molina is still productive in St. Louis and isn't going anywhere behind the dish anytime soon. 

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