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Scherzer Debuts Well

John Manuel -

Former Missouri righthander Max Scherzer allowed one hit and struck out six in his professional debut Saturday night, pitching 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball for the Fort Worth Cats […]

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Main Event

Alan Matthews -

One of the draft’s most intriguing players is Michael Main, and his story has been fascinating to follow. Main went from arguably the best high school underclassman in America (2004) […]

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Meet “The Selectables”

John Manuel -

That’s what the PDF file the Major League Scouting Bureau sends to major league organizations is called–2007 Selectables. It’s a list of draft-eligible players who have been turned in by […]

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Seek And Ye Shall Find

Alan Matthews -

GRAHAM, N.C.–Because of the capricious nature of scouting amateur players, each spring there always are a handful of players that pop up as prospects that were not previously well known […]

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That Other Draft

Jim Callis -

As you may have heard, the National Football League will be conducting a draft of its own this weekend. Some club may take a late-round flier on former Notre Dame […]

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Answering Some Questions

Jim Callis -

Wednesday’s Baseball America chat at ESPN.com focused primarily on the draft. Among the highlights: Rene (El Paso, TX): Hey Jim, love the chats. Aside from Matt LaPorta, are there any […]

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No Can’t-miss Power Prospects, But Plenty Of Interesting Guys In This Year’s Crop

Alan Matthews -Premium Content

Given the scarcity of frontline college position players in this year's draft class, finding power hitters isn't going to be easy. The class is deep and well rounded in many categories, but there are few players that can grade out as above-average power hitters, especially among college players, which is the source many teams rely on for finding power bats.

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Pop-Up Player: Kyle Lotzkar

John Manuel -

Philippe Aumont rightfully gets top billing among Canadian players eligible for the 2007 draft; the 6-foot-7, 220-pound 17-year-old from Quebec was sitting at 89-92 mph last summer in the Cape […]

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A Different Look

Alan Matthews -

PLACENTIA, Calif.–Day two of the National Classic is well underway, and the game that drew more than 30 scouts–almost all of which were regional or national crosscheckers as well as […]

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California Dreaming

Alan Matthews -

FULLERTON, Calif.–The first day of a busy week in Southern California is winding down. I’m at the nightcap of the first round of the Phil Nevin National Classic, where Riverside […]

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Men Or Myth?

Alan Matthews -

RALEIGH, N.C.–OK. So I’ve spent the better part of the last week trying to get to the bottom of a burning question: Just how good are these two guys who […]

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Draft Dish: April 6

Alan Matthews -

Given the scarcity of front-line college position players in this year's draft class, finding power hitters isn't going to be easy. The class is deep and well rounded in many categories, but there are very few hitters that can legitimately grade out as above-average power hitters at present, especially among college players, which is the source many teams rely on for acquiring the coveted tool via the draft.

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With Power In Short Supply, ’07 Draft Could Feature Promise From Back Of The Pack

Alan Matthews -Premium Content

Given the scarcity of front-line college position players in this year's draft class, finding power hitters isn't going to be easy. The class is deep and well rounded in many categories, but there are very few hitters that can legitimately grade out as above-average power hitters at present, especially among college players, which is the source many teams rely on for acquiring the coveted tool via the draft.

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