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Colorado Scouting Reports

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Top prospects for the 2006 draft from the Centennial State, which offers some familiar names and interesting arms this year. Most of the state's best talents, including Luke Hochevar, gain notoriety elsewhere because the state has no Division I college baseball program.

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Draft Dish: Feb. 15

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The NCAA finally has passed legislation that will usher in a national start date, making scouting director's jobs just a little easier.

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Draft Dish: March 20

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Washington coach Ken Knutson has heard what scouts think about his ace, Tim Lincecum. The 6-footer, whose listed weight is 165 pounds, is too small. His delivery, likened by some to a pinwheel, requires too much effort. His control—he walked 153 in his first 217 collegiate innings—is too scattershot.

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ProspectQ&A: Athletics Second Baseman Kevin Melillo

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Athletics second baseman Kevin Melillo is back with Double-A Midland to begin 2006 and has picked up where he left off last year, when he hit .282/.347/.519 with the RockHounds. He registered six hits in seven trips Sunday during Midland's 20-10 victory against Corpus Christi, had four straight multi-hit games (a streak that apparently was jinxed Monday by this interview as he went 0-for-3) and was hitting .400 on the young season.

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