Don’s Thoughts: What a difference a year makes. I do not buy this new aluminum bat theory and it being a better indicator for hitting ability for major league scouts. It has cost many college bats to drop a bit further than they should this draft.
Jason Coats had an outstanding year in 2010 and displayed power all the way up until the College World Series. I had thought last year he would have been a supplemental first round draft pick and at worst second.
He did struggle mightily in 2011 and that is the reason he is available at this point, but his power potential alone makes him a great pick in the 12th round. He will have to clean up and compact his swing slightly as it tends to get long through the zone.