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    Thorpe vs. Jorge: I like them both, but my...

    Thorpe vs. Jorge: I like them both, but my understanding is that Thorpe's mechanics are cleaner than Jorge's, which are somewhat high-effort. Some observers feel that Jorge may be better suited for...
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    I wasn't taking it personally. Pinto DID exceed...

    I wasn't taking it personally. Pinto DID exceed expectations, but there were hints in his profile that he could/would do so
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    Here is the rough draft of the Pinto comment for...

    Here is the rough draft of the Pinto comment for my 2014 book, which I've posted nowhere else since I just wrote it a few days ago.
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    It is apparent that Josmil Pinto doesnít care about...
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    Then I wrote this note about Pinto at Minor...

    Then I wrote this note about Pinto at Minor League Ball in early April 2013.

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    Pinto is off to a strong start in 2013, hitting .290/.405/.806 in eight games for Double-A New Britain,...
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    As for Pinto, it is true that I didn't rank him...

    As for Pinto, it is true that I didn't rank him on last year's list, but this is what I wrote about him in my 2013 book:

    Signed by the Twins out of Venezuela in 2006, Pinto had a big year in the...
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    Ibarra is a Grade C guy for me, a potential...

    Ibarra is a Grade C guy for me, a potential LOOGY. I could have ranked him in the "others" list but the Twins system is so deep that there are just guys I'd rather mention.
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    Based on the improved physical conditioning...

    Based on the improved physical conditioning (which I didn't know about until after I wrote my book), I would boost him up to a C+. I think he could be a very useful role player. The main point is...
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