Mike Piazza Scouting Report

 

Mike Piazza's ballet career may be taking center stage these days, but his baseball days are not forgotten.

Diamond Mines has a copy of Piazza's high school scouting report that's almost as old as me.

While it could have been worse, it wasn't exactly a glowing endorsement of a future Hall of Famer.

Piazza was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 draft as a first baseman, and as a favor to his father by then-manager Tommy Lasorda.

He moved to catcher per Lasorda's recommendation and soon became the 1993 Rookie of the Year, 12-time All-Star and the all-time home run king among catchers.

And as for his projected below average future hitting ability, we'll just let his career .308 average speak for itself.