RF Andy Mee
2010 Mat-Su Miners
Height: 6’0″ – Weight: 190lbs
Bats: Right – Throws: Right
School: Florida Atlantic
Draft Eligibility: 2011 (DI Jr.)
Previous Draft: N/A
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Andy Mee was a favorite player of mine in 2010. He came up for the Miners as a two-way player. He was originally listed as a pitcher on the team’s roster, but became an everyday player in right field, and made a pretty big impact as a hitter. On Perfect Game’s ABL Top 25 prospect ranking for 2010, Mee was picked #21. Here’s my notes on Andy Mee:
Description: Standing an even 6′ tall, Mee is no beanpole at 190lbs. However, his build is very lean and athletic. He starts his swing in a wide stance, limiting his stride to an up-and-down motion, keeping his hands mostly steady but for a slight drawing back as he loads up.
Strengths: Mee has a solid contact swing and puts wood on the ball consistently by swinging without any unnecessary hitches or exaggerated movements. He’s a good line-drive hitter who can power the ball into either gap, and he’s got a good awareness which allows him to leg out an extra-base hit or swipe second. I’ve seen numerous heads-up plays both on the base paths and in the field. Out in right, he showed a good jump on the ball and was able to cover quite a bit of ground. He’s able and willing to make some aggressive plays, and has a cannon of an arm from right.
Weaknesses: Mee doesn’t have a lot of big downsides, but there are a few points where he is mediocre. He is not a burner on the basepaths. I clocked him averaging about 4.4+ seconds from home to first, which is about average for an amateur and a bit below for a pro. He did swipe a few bases for the Miners this year but they run a pretty aggressive game and he was thrown out almost as often as he slid in safely. And, while he can drill the ball into the gaps with authority, and he occasionally flashes home-run power, he’s not going to consistently drive the ball out of the ballpark. His home run power is probably average or less.
Assessment: Andy Mee is a solid all-around ballplayer. He didn’t flash a tool that appeared head and shoulders above the rest of the league, but he also had no glaring weaknesses. He just seems, to me, to be average or above-average in every category. He does everything good, at least, and he does most things very well. I think he’ll end up as a batter/fielder, rather than a pitcher, but that’s just a hunch based on the way the Miners utilized him (again, I didn’t see a lot of innings out of him on the mound). In the field he’s got enough range to be a solid corner outfielder, but will probably never be suited for center. At the plate, I imagine him as a #5, #6 or even a #2 hitter. He doesn’t have the speed of your typical lead-off guy, or the power to hit cleanup or in the 3-hole, but he’s also not the kind of guy you’d want to bury in the back of the order. It’ll be interesting to see how far he can go from here.
Pitching Addendum: Because I barely saw Andy pitch this past season, I am leaving pitching out of the above scouting report, and won’t have enough to do a separate pitching report. However, I felt it was worth passing along some info I have (mostly second-hand) on his abilities on the mound. I did see him close out a game against the Oilers, and Garrett Wittels remarked that his fastball has a good cutting motion. Perfect Game said his fastball is coming in about 90-92 MPH. So, for what it’s worth, there’s that.