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The debate over Kevin Newman

Kevin Newman of Arizona is one of the more controversial figures in this year’s draft, at least next to Daz Cameron. Newman is a six foot, one inch shortstop who weighs just 180 pounds, a prototypical shortstop build. After a strong performance in the Cape this summer and a collegiate season in which he put…

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Kyle Schwarber next in line for Cubs prospects

Ever since he left Boston in 2011 to take the reigns in Chicago, Theo Epstein has made some drastic changes to an organization that truly did need a drastic change. One of the things Epstein brought with him from Boston was his philosophy of building teams from the bottom up, creating a surplus of prospects….

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ACC Draft Prospect Stat Roundup – 4/22

The following list I am about to break down is the pre-season Top 20 ACC Draft Prospects as ranked by Baseball America. I have statistics through April 20 provided for each player along with analysis on where their draft stock stands now. 20. Landon Lassiter – OF – North Carolina – B/T: R/R – Height: 6’1″ – Weight: 180…

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10 Players Who Improved Their Draft Stock

In a draft that has been unfortunately snake bitten with injuries, let’s take a look at the bright side and see 10 players who have raised their profile this spring. Hitters Dansby Swanson-SS-Vanderbilt: Swanson spent the first two seasons at Vandy as the Commodores second baseman before switching over to shortstop this year. He has…

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Eastern League Notes: BMets, Senators – 4/18

Sometimes, when the game gets the dull and there isn’t much to get excited about, the thing that excites a crowd the most is a strike. And that is exactly what happened to Domingo Tapia, a former Mets top prospect who seemingly lost his command in the fifth inning. It makes sense now because he has since been…

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Bubba Starling produces mixed results in KC farm system

There are few other prospects I’ve been more excited to watch this year in the Royals farm system than Bubba Starling. Starling was set to join the Nebraska football program in early 2011, and given the quarterback situation in Lincoln, it seemed that Starling was wise to choose baseball as his profession, signing a 3…

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Under The Radar – NL East Edition

Of all the divisions in baseball, perhaps no division has a larger gap between the best team in the division (Washington) and the worst team in the division (Philadelphia) than the NL East. Unfortunately for Philly fans, they also lag well behind the Nationals when it comes to their farm system. As for the other…

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