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Draft Dish: Feb. 15

John Manuel -

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 1

Allan Simpson -

The first month of the 2006 college season only served to reaffirm what scouting directors already knew—that this year's draft will be dominated by college pitching.

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Draft Dish: March 20

John Manuel -

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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Draft Dish: March 29

Alan Matthews -

The life of a major league scouting director is never boring, but check in with one 75 days before the draft, when things are really spinning, and there's no telling what state he'll be in—that's state of mind or of the country. At least a dozen of the most significant talent evaluators in baseball tried to clear their minds and schedules for the third weekend in March, when all three of the Atlantic Coast Conference schools in North Carolina's Research Triangle played host to conference opponents.

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2006 Draft Tracker

We keep tabs on which draft prospects are shooting up scouting directors' lists—and which are plummeting.

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