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Comment by Kyle Grucci on March 14, 2011 at 2:23pm
Very cool!
Comment by Tiffany Brooks on March 14, 2011 at 2:34pm
Thanks for sharing that!  That's very cool!
Comment by Lisa Albritton on March 14, 2011 at 3:16pm
Comment by ANTHONY SCLAFANI on March 14, 2011 at 3:16pm
Thanks for sending this post it goes to show that you dont have to be overpowering to be effective.Tom Glavine was another example.Spotting the ball is equally important.I pitched in Braves organization they have a great training program for there pitchers.
Comment by Jay Wilson on March 14, 2011 at 3:37pm
Thanks for sending the post.  My first read was that it was an above average review but then to suggest this review would get you drafted in the 1st round was surprising.  Can you imagine the comments on the other less qualified late round pitchers.  Very interesting and very informative.  Very intelligent comments when you consider the accomplishments 15 years later. 
Comment by Ted Browne on March 14, 2011 at 4:03pm
Comment by DarekGoetzman on March 14, 2011 at 4:24pm

Yes, funny that he was rated as a 7&8 future fastball, and lacked control... Lanky guy but he will fill out...

Not so much on all of these points, huh????

Guy never did fill out, and he could part the hair on your head with any of his pitches.....

Comment by Bill Stanton on March 14, 2011 at 4:25pm
Imagine if someone published a book of scouting reports like this from over the years.  I'd buy it.  MLB is always looking for new revenue streams.  :-)
Comment by Kyle Grucci on March 14, 2011 at 5:15pm
I was thinking the same thing as I was reading it.  It would be fun to read a bunch of these reports on current Major Leaguers.
Comment by Jay Mahn on March 15, 2011 at 11:08am

Funny..I looked at a kid in AZ in 2007 named Tim Alderson..Great fast ball but an unusual delivery Not much of anything else other then fast ball. One of the Giant scouts was real high on him. Myself I thought he should have taken his scholy to Oregon State as I considered him a work in Progress and 5 years out at best if he made the Big Club. I did not have him rated as high as Maddox  The Giants must have..Since then the Giants gave up on him and  traded him for Freddie Sanchez and he promptly finished the season in Class A ball. The Giants took him in the first Round I figured 6th at best. Just goes to show you not everyone sees the same thing and to many guys fall in love with the heater and don't look past what could be. With the Coaches they had at OSU I think he could have improved his ability substantially. If he makes it it won't be for a few years.


Myself I looked at Brian Bruny in Oregon in 2000 and had him rated higher then Alderson. Another solid Player I looked at but lots of folks didn't like was Scott Hatteberg he proved to be a good journeyman ball player even though he played out of his natural position of catcher. Scouting is a funny job.


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