From Keith Law's of ESPN.com's chat discussing the draft and other matters. Here's Law's response when asked about why Phillies' second-round pick, outfielder Dylan Cozens, was rated so poorly. [Link]
"He wasn't rated highly because he's not that good. Shoved his coach and told him to "f off" in the dugout during a game, so he was kicked off the team - the culmination of a series of incidents that turned many scouts off him, one even calling him a "bully." (Just what you want on your GCL team around a handful of 16-year-old Latin American kids.) And he's a big power-before-hit guy who put on 50-60 pounds in a single summer. Amaro is pumping up his draft pick, which is his job, but he's giving you half the story."
Meanwhile, Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies don't seem concerned about the perceived attitude issues and are excited about his power and athleticism, all of which are discussed in this story on the team Web site.
Beerleaguer: At the end of the day, you're talking about an 18-year-old kid who doesn't know his ass from his elbow. Spare me the armchair psychiatry. Clearly, baseball is no place for a foul-mouthed jock with an attitude problem, and the measure of a man is the way he behaved in high school. Please.