Scouting Notes on Kinston-Wilmington
From Frankie Piliere The good (Kipnis): "Kipnis sprays lines drives to all fields, and proved he could turn around plus fastballs from left-handed pitchers like Mike Montgomery and Chris Dwyer. You don't get much better tests at the minor league level for lefty on lefty matchups and Kipnis was more than up to the task. " The not-so-good (White): "The velocity ranged anywhere from 87-93 mph in his Thursday night outing, but he mostly lived around 88-90 mph. That is not the Alex White that was drafted 15th overall in last year's draft. Velocity was not the only issue for White, however. He struggled mightily with his command, and actually his lack of command and velocity go hand in hand. They both stem from a constant struggle with his mechanics."