Baseball America has told Nick Akins’ story once before, and it’s a story that keeps developing. Akins did not play in 2006, yet was the Dodgers’ 13th-round pick that year anyway. A draft-and-follow, he shook off some rust at Riverside (Calif.) CC in 2007, but wasn’t a consistent regular. His inexperience and raw skills also showed in the West Coast Collegiate League over the summer; he hit three homers for the Corvallis Knights, second on the team, but also struck out 40 times and hit .227 in 110 at-bats.
Akins remains one of the most talented players in Juco ball, however, and BA’s Prospects Plus scout, Dave Perkin, checked him out this Tuesday and sent in this report: [...] Continue Reading »
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