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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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