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    I'm a couple of starts behind right now. Sorry...

    I'm a couple of starts behind right now. Sorry everyone.

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    Again Meyer's start was pushed back a day due to a weather postponement. He pitched well, going 5 1/3 innings. He gave up 3 runs...
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    4/6 After being pushed back for a couple of days...

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    After being pushed back for a couple of days due to weather, Alex Meyer was finally able to start the 2014 season. He made the start against Buffalo. Though Rochester would end up losing the...
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    Alex Meyer - 2014

    Personal Information:
    Name: Alex Meyer
    Birth date: January 3, 1990
    Position: SP
    Height: 6'9"
    Weight: 220
    Bats: Right
    Throws: Right
    High School: Greensburg, IN
    College: University of Kentucky
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    Alex Meyer

    Alex Meyer
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    I definitely relate to this. I often catch myself...

    I definitely relate to this. I often catch myself over-thinking things with these top players in the sense that I want them to play really well, but not be too dominate, because if they are too good...
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    Gettys is ranked toward the end of the 1st round....

    Gettys is ranked toward the end of the 1st round.

    It does seem like the hitters aren't getting much love so far. I wonder how much of that has to do with needing a much larger sample size when...
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    Thanks for providing the additional insider info....

    Thanks for providing the additional insider info. I didn't realize he went to school with Gonsalves. I wonder how well they know each other.
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    Add another name to the list of players to follow...

    Add another name to the list of players to follow closely: Brady Aiken.

    Okay, most of us have been following Aiken already, but he is starting to generate some serious hype. Keith Law saw him...
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    I think I would put Nova ahead of Weaver right...

    I think I would put Nova ahead of Weaver right now.

    If it does go Rodon/Kolek/Hoffman/Beede, then I would prefer one of the top high school players (Gatewood, Aiken, et al) over Nova or Weaver....
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    There are a couple of new draft reports up on...

    There are a couple of new draft reports up on ESPN. Both have a lot of good nuggets about the prospects that we've been discussing for the Twins at #5. They are both Insider pieces, but here are the...
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    I'm guessing it is part innings limits and part to avoid cold weather. Last year Berrios didn't make his first start of the season until April 22, even though the season started the first week of...
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    Christopher Crawford posted on ESPN about the big...

    Christopher Crawford posted on ESPN about the big pitching matchups this weekend.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/mlb-draft/post?id=1356

    I already pointed out the Beebe-Nola matchup, but he...
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    Just based on some of the reports I've read about...

    Just based on some of the reports I've read about Gatewood, I'm guessing that he will be one of those prospects that is acquired as a "shortstop" but quickly moves off of the position, similar to...
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    This sums up my current position on Turner. Yes,...

    This sums up my current position on Turner. Yes, he is a nice player with some intriguing tools, but I don't think he is one of the top-5 players in the draft.
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    I just read that LSU is playing against...

    I just read that LSU is playing against Vanderbilt this coming weekend. Right now the Friday night tilt should match Aaron Nola (LSU) against Tyler Beede (Van). Both names have been in the discussion...
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    Baseball Prospectus "Top Tools"

    The BP Prospect Staff has selected a player with the "Top Tool" in various scouting categories, as well as listing 2-6 other prospects that were also considered. Though no Twin prospect won any of...
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    This is a big deal for me. It seems like everyone...

    This is a big deal for me. It seems like everyone is working hard to figure out this part of the game, and this is another step forward.
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    Yep. Some years it is sucks to be stuck at #5...

    Yep. Some years it is sucks to be stuck at #5 when there are only a few great options in a draft. This does not appear to be one of those years. Hopefully everyone stays healthy and effective so that...
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    New Catcher Framing Values

    The folks at Baseball Prospectus have released a new method for calculating value of catcher pitch framing.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22934

    It seems very...
  20. I dug around a little bit, and the following...

    I dug around a little bit, and the following position players all had TJ:
    Mike Aviles
    Dustin Ackley
    Shin-Soo Choo
    Zach Cozart
    Carl Crawford
    Matt Holliday
    Cesar Izturis
    Kelly Johnson
    Xavier...
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    It seems like every draft candidate or prospect...

    It seems like every draft candidate or prospect in the minors gets overrated defensively (some more than others), and their defensive ability (if they do have it) can deteriorate quickly. As just one...
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    My top 5: 1) Correa // super young for draft...

    My top 5:
    1) Correa // super young for draft class. raked. projected to stay at short.
    2) Zunino // I had visions of the next Buster Posey
    3) Appel
    4) Gausman
    5) Buxton // old for draft class....
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    I put together a table of the recent top HS...

    I put together a table of the recent top HS pitchers, and how they progressed through the minors. (Note: Year 1 is the first full season, so if the pitcher was drafted in 2007, Year 1 is 2008.)


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    Regarding the “a good five years away from the...

    Regarding the “a good five years away from the majors.” quote from Law, there is this little tidbit from Baseball America back in October:

    Closest To The Majors
    High School Players
    1. Kohl...
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    A few months back I asked a similar question to...

    A few months back I asked a similar question to some draft expert (I think it was Jim Callis, but I no longer remember exactly who. The article/expert escape me, and I haven't been able to dig it up)...
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