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06-06-2014, 03:18 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
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Anyone have any preliminary thoughts on the picks?
I kind of hate it. Most scouts think that of all the tools Hitting is the one that you can teach and or manipulate the most. So drafting Athletic kids who can't hit was the way we used to pick. You can't teach speed, or power those things are largely dependent upon natural athleticism and or size. Pitching is the same thing, You can't teach a mid nineties fastball, but you can teach strikezone , and off speed pitches. Fastball is dependant upon frame as well.
So for the past 4 years we drafted atheltic guys who have the natural abilities that can't be taught but who lack the polish to be good hitters. The draft is such a crapshoot that i think this is the way to go from a philosphy pov. Sometimes it works out and you get a dom brown, other times it doesnt and you get a anthony hewitt or a greg golson.
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