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Quick Hits: Phil Bickford, Oaks Christian High School

Quick Hits:  Phil Bickford, Oaks Christian High School
I’ve had a chance to see quite a bit of Phil Bickford lately, seeing the mid season tournament game against Bonita, his playoff start against Northview, and the CIF Championship game where he allowed just one hit (an infield single) and he struck out 18.  With the late season success and a jump in velocity,
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Blessing’s 2012 Top 50 Prospects Scouted: Prospects 50 Thru 41

Blessing’s 2012 Top 50 Prospects Scouted: Prospects 50 Thru 41
Seasons Greetings!  It’s prospect list season here at Bullpen Banter.  Last week, Al & Jeff debuted our 2013 organizational prospect lists.  Our lists are as good as any you’ll find that aren’t hiding behind a pay wall…  We’ve seen these players.  We’re not a bunch of Google-aided, YouTube-video-stealing prospect writers.  We’re in the field gathering
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Early Draft Prep: The High School 3B of the 2013 Draft Class

Early Draft Prep: The High School 3B of the 2013 Draft Class
Travis Demeritte Winder-Barrow HS, Statham GA Committed to South Carolina Wide and square frame, long limbs for size and plays longer than listed size. Athletic build, solid foundation and fair development at this point, and a good deal of projection left, as he can fill out in the hips and upper back. He looks the
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Early Draft Prep, The High School Catchers of the 2013 MLB Draft Class Part 1

Early Draft Prep, The High School Catchers of the 2013 MLB Draft Class Part 1
In part 1 of 2, Don takes a look at the top high school catchers for the 2013 draft. Part one looks at Jeremy Martinez, Zach Collins, Brian Navarreto, and Chris Okey. Jeremy Martinez Mater Dei HS Fountain Valley CA Committed to USC Compact build that is roughly a true 5’10″, well developed through the
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Early Draft Prep: The High School Middle Infielders of the 2013 Draft Class

Early Draft Prep:  The High School Middle Infielders of the 2013 Draft Class
In this installment of Early Draft Prep, Don takes a look at some of the top shortstops and second basemen for the June 2013 draft. 2B/SS John Paul (JP) Crawford Lakewood HS, Lakewood CA Committed to USC Athletic slim frame, with a touch of sneaky wiry strength, he has the build to pack on a
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Early Draft Prep: The High School Righties of the 2013 Draft Class Part II

Early Draft Prep: The High School Righties of the 2013 Draft Class Part II
In this piece, Don continues to take a look at more of the right handed pitchers of the 2013 draft class. Brett Morales King HS Tampa FL Committed to UF Good size and ideal wide frame with thick lower half and solid hip development, looking the part of a power pitcher down the road. Solid
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Early Draft Prep, The High School Righties for the 2013 MLB Draft Part I

Early Draft Prep, The High School Righties for the 2013 MLB Draft Part I
This is the second installment of this series where Don takes a look at some of the right hand pitchers for the 2013 draft. This group will be broken up into two pieces, the other to run on Friday. . . Chris Oakley St Augustine Prep Egg Harbor NJ Committed to UNC Tree trunk with
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Mythical Pitcher Michael Ynoa Uncovered!

Mythical Pitcher Michael Ynoa Uncovered!
There has never been a more apt placement than the Oakland Athletics’s Michael Ynoa washing up on the Vermont shores. The moniker of the Athletics’ New York – Penn League affiliate is the “Lake Monsters” which, of course, do not exist.  Suddenly after signing for $4.25 million the then 16-year-old Ynoa (or at that time “Inoa”) too
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