In the 11th round of the 2011 Draft, the Astros selected a lanky, toolsy outfielder out of the University of Minnesota by the name of Justin Gominsky. Gominsky, a senior at the time signed quickly and entered pro ball just in time for the New York Penn League to start. I had the chance to see him play last week several times, and I liked what I saw.
Justin Gominsky represents a rare group of college players who still behold the "high upside" tag. Sure, he's 21 and didn't display superstar tools in college, nor in high school, but he's still somewhat raw for someone of his age group and from the people I've spoken to he's expected to continue to develop
Gominsky is stacked with physical ability. He's a big and tall guy, and with a projectable frame he'll likely fill out a bit. He's already strong and has the ability to drive the ball to each gap and even out of the park, but power isn't likely his strongest suit. His bat speed was impressive and his speed up the line was too. In other words, he could be a real threat for any team at the top of the order.
His range in the outfield is spotty and I'm not sure how much of a factor his arm will play in hiscontinued progression, but it's not like he's playing center so he should be alright for now. He has a real good eye at the plate and was really selective when I saw him last, which at times isn't always a good thing, but he didn't get ahead of any off-speed pitches and he squared up a few fastballs real well.
Although I wouldn't consider him the biggest prospect, or at least as of yet, he's someone I'd keep an eye on as I expect him to fill out and develop more strength. He might not hit for real power, but he's definitely got a nice offensive skill set.