Height and Weight: 5'8, 175
Draft History: 110th overall in 2010
Coyle is a polished hitter with surprising pop for his size. Scouts seem bullish on his defensive actions and his arm, but it seems more likely that his future is at 2B rather than SS. Considered a tough sign last year, the Sox pried him away from a UNC commitment with a $1.3M bonus.
After getting his feet wet very briefly (10 AB) in the GCL last August, Coyle was ambitiously assigned to Greenville this spring, where he has put up the following interesting line in 16 games: .196/.415/.391
Beneath the slash stats we are looking at 46 AB, 16 BB, 15 K, 2 HR, and 3 2B. Clearly he's having some trouble with strikeouts, which is not that surprising since he came right out of high school to low A ball. But there is a lot to like here so far, given the demonstrable on base skills and quite a bit of pop.
A few links:
Interview on espnboston.com.
Edited by Morgan's Magic Snowplow, 27 April 2011 - 08:11 AM.