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2013 MLB Draft Profile: Jordan Paroubeck, OF, Serra HS (CA)

It doesn't take much to get noticed when your hitting coach is Barry Bonds, but Paroubeck wouldn't have had any trouble showing up on the radar anyway.


There are a lot of things about Paroubeck that should have scouts buzzing. He's a switch hitter, a quick twitch athlete and has a cannon arm, plus he takes hitting lessons with a certain Barry Bonds, who is a family friend. He has a good package of all-around tools and projectability- his power is a future plus, his arm is already a cannon and will only get better and he's an above average runner as well. He's tailor-made to play right field at the big league level if he matures as a hitter.

At the plate, Paroubeck is explosive. His swings from both sides of the plate are similar and equally frenetic. He generates a ton of torque and rips through the ball on a line with plus bat speed. His swing is a tad long, but not worryingly so. He covers the plate well but tends to uppercut the ball some by leaning into it and should focus on staying more level and hitting liners. Paroubeck has no issue generating power, but his loud mechanics and tendency to collapse in a little bit is concerning when it comes to contact.

Paroubeck is toolsy with great upside, and plenty of hitters with his profile turn into productive major leaguers, but just as many have fizzled out due to contact issues, and that has to be a concern for Paroubeck going forward. He has all the tools you love to see in a right fielder and his swing does make excellent use of his power, but it's a little busy for my liking and some time in instructs spent toning down his mechanics some would likely do him a lot of good. He's a risky prospect, but one that could really reward the team that drafts him if they are able to get him signed.

College Commitment- Fresno State

MLB Floor

There's certainly a chance he doesn't make enough contact to cut it in the big leagues, but his switch-hitting bat would be useful on a major league bench, and his right field defense should end up being quite good.

MLB Ceiling

Paroubeck's tools package is highly impressive, and he has the potential to turn into an above-average regular if he develops as a hitter. I don't expect him to hit for much average, but his power can make him a feared hitter who can hit 30 home runs annually- perhaps like a switch-hitting Jay Bruce.

Projected Draft Round

Baseball America has him 64th in their Top 500, which puts him the the 2nd to 3rd round range, but don't be surprised if a team falls in love with his power and takes him in the supplemental round.

Will he sign?

The indications seem to be that he is signable.



Jordan Paroubeck- Serra HS- Batting Pratice @ Norcal CBCA Showcase .MTS (via oldschoolbaseball16)

Jordan Paroubeck- Serra HS Right Handed Cage Batting Practice.MTS (via oldschoolbaseball16)