Thursday, January 7, 2010

Top 15 Hitters: #7 Todd Glaesmann

Todd Glaesmann
6'4" 220 lbs DOB: 10/24/1990
Bats: Right | Throws: Right
2009: GCL Rays
Acquired: 2009 Draft, 3rd Round, 108th Overall

The highest draft pick from 2009 that the Rays actually signed, Glaesmann might have the best overall set of skills and tools from that draft. A former quarterback and wide receiver in high school, Glaesmann has the athleticism to stick in center field, but his big frame and strong arm suit him better for right field.

His big frame projects for good power down the road, but right now he's a line-drive hitter with some length to his swing. He underwent surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb last fall, but was back in time to play for his school in the spring and appear in five games for the GCL Rays after signing.

Glaesmann doesn't have one area that he drastically needs to improve, it's just a matter of refining his athleticism and tools into baseball skills. He's not as raw as someone like Ty Morrison was when he was drafted, but the Rays will be patient with him at let his power develop. In a system relatively weak on bats, Glaesmann offers exciting five-tool potential, although he hasn't yet had the chance to show it on the field. He'll be back in short-season ball for the 2010 season. If the Rays like his bat enough in extended spring training, he should play with Hudson Valley; otherwise, he'll headline the Princeton Rays' outfield.


  1. Was he drafted from college or HS?

  2. better bat right now, Malm,Glaesmann,or Bailey?

  3. Pure bat is probably Malm(though Bailey is real close), overall tools/athleticism is Glaesmann.

  4. Wondering if you guys are covering the Prospects Winter Development going on this week? If so, please comment.

  5. I don't think any of us will personally be attending, but we'll definitely pass along anything we hear from there.

  6. played with this kid , he is the real deal

  7. his bother is a friend of mine