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  1. Video: Torii Hunter giving Byron Buxton advice in the batting cage

    Well if there was any question why Torii Hunter was brought in, it showed on the first day of Spring Training full squad workouts when he was giving pointers to Byron Buxton and Aaron Hicks in the...
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    Sticky: I caught the top ranked college team in the...

    I caught the top ranked college team in the country, Vanderbilt, play Indiana State in Port Charlotte due to Vandys series against Illinois-Chicago cancellation due to snow. Vanderbilt has three of...
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    Sticky: I'll try to take some video of him this weekend...

    I'll try to take some video of him this weekend while Vandy is in town, Carson Fullmer is starting Friday nights game, while Walker Buerhler will not see any action in the weekend series.
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    Sticky: Well the baseball gods just smiled down on me, as...

    Well the baseball gods just smiled down on me, as Vanderbilt's series just got cancelled this weekend against UIC so instead they are flying down to Port Charlotte, FL (about 30 minutes from me) to...
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    Sticky: Yeah it's way too early to figure out where...

    Yeah it's way too early to figure out where everyone is going to land for the draft as we still have a season of baseball (HS and College) to play so guys can still rocket up the list, fall like a...
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    Sticky: One would think you can "give away as much as you...

    One would think you can "give away as much as you want of your own product" and it seems its quite a common practice, get the kid at an early age to try and like your product and you have a customer...
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    Sticky: Yep they can't take anything from the agent yet...

    Yep they can't take anything from the agent yet it's completely fine/legal for the agent to introduce the player to other merchants who then in turn give the kid free equipment for the next few...
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    Sticky: Yep, if you go to any of the PG showcases,...

    Yep, if you go to any of the PG showcases, tournaments, etc you will see golf carts all over the place with agents/agency names (Boras, Close, Octogen, ACES, etc) and you'll see them talking to these...
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    Sticky: Ya no kidding according to baseball-reference,...

    Ya no kidding according to baseball-reference, Since 2012, 5 kids have been drafted out of there, 3 of them in the first round. Of course it doesn't hurt when you have Gordon transferring Hillman...
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    Sticky: I personally think Hillman goes lower due to the...

    I personally think Hillman goes lower due to the lack of velocity, but I will say the kid knows how to pitch. The command is there with his pitches, hitting his spots and putting the ball almost...
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    Sticky: We pick 47th overall with the second round pick. ...

    We pick 47th overall with the second round pick. I saw both Demi Orimoloye and Juan Hillman at the Jupiter WWBA in October. I just don't see Demi dropping that low, Juan Hillman I can see going...
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    I said it 15 years ago when sabermetrics were...

    I said it 15 years ago when sabermetrics were just starting to trend and I'll say it again, I've never met a defensive metric(s) that I like that showcases a players true value. Until then, I'll go...
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    A little Throwback Tuesday, here's Baseball...

    A little Throwback Tuesday, here's Baseball America's A Scout's View on Dexter Fowler
    October 13th, 2006



    2008 Baseball America Scouting Report
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    Wow, Fowler for just Valbuena and Straily,...

    Wow, Fowler for just Valbuena and Straily, outside of only one year of service for the guarenteed years of Valbuena/straily, what am I missing here?
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    Sticky: Yeah I've seen where Kiley and others have him in...

    Yeah I've seen where Kiley and others have him in mock drafts around the mid to late first round, which is someone feels he can be an average D at SS. I just see way too much of Ryan Theriot in him...
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    Sticky: Historically, 2B aren't drafted very high,...

    Historically, 2B aren't drafted very high, Forrest Wall was the first 2b taken in last years draft at #35 overall (supplemental first round). It was the first time since the MLB draft switched to one...
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    Sticky: I saw the above 3 down in Jupiter for the WWBA,...

    I saw the above 3 down in Jupiter for the WWBA, Russell was sick, two nasty breaking balls with a fastball that has velocity and good movement - mechanics though need work and velocity dropped deeper...
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    This is not true at all, often clubs will work...

    This is not true at all, often clubs will work the top tier athletic prospects around the field based on organizational need especially outfielders. McKinney only played RF for Daytona based on team...
  19. yeah, I don't think we'll ever see Baez walk at...

    yeah, I don't think we'll ever see Baez walk at that high of a clip or strikeout that low as Dozier but a 20 hr, 20 sb, .250/.310/.420/.730 season ain't bad either. Just for reference, it seems...
  20. I'm sure I'll take some flack for it but the more...

    I'm sure I'll take some flack for it but the more I see of Javy the more I liken him to better Jose Hernandez. Not to say that's a bad thing for him to turn out as, as Hernandez had a 15 year MLB...
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    Poll: 29 years ago, Marty McFly went into the future of...

    29 years ago, Marty McFly went into the future of 2015 where the Cubs win the World Series...doesn't look like too crazy of a prediction now.

    The odds of the Cubs to win the 2015 World Series: Oct...
  22. Alot of moving parts with that big frame, still...

    Alot of moving parts with that big frame, still think he's a bullpen arm at best
  23. I'd prefer paying the 15-16M for Montero/Ross...

    I'd prefer paying the 15-16M for Montero/Ross than the same for Montero/Castillo
  24. According to Statscorner in 2013, Montero was...

    According to Statscorner in 2013, Montero was -2.3 and 6.6 in 2012 while Castillo was -16.9 in 2013 and -5.4 in 2012
  25. Haven't seen it official yet but not too...

    Haven't seen it official yet but not too surprised, knew we were going to have to give up someone more than just organizational player
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