With the news that Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were inducted into the Hall of Fame, we thought it would be prudent to look back at one of Alomar's minor league scouting reports. This one is from Oct. 10, 1987 when Alomar ranked as the Texas League's No. 8 prospect. The report was written by Mike Knobler. . .
Roberto Alomar, ss, Wichita
One manager said Alomar may not get to the majors until 1991, "but he's just going to get better and better."
Alomar converted from second base to shortstop this year. The consensus: He's not there yet, but he'll be great in a few years.
"If he was a second baseman I could see him play in the big leagues next year," Wichita manager Steve Smith said. "In one year he's really developed into a shortstop. It seems like the tougher the pitcher the better he hits him."
Alomar hits well, bunts well and has good defensive instincts. But he's still erratic at short.
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