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  1. http://brittghiroli.mlblogs.com/2011/08/02/oriolesroyals-lineups-pregame-tidbits/
  2. He's back on the DL; another hamstring issue.
  3. Law just published his mid-season top 50 list. Machado came in at #5, and Schoop was ranked #38. http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/story?id=6768361
  4. Spent a week in the GCL about 2 weeks ago. Eduardo Rodriguez: 89-92 mph (didn't see him pitch, but talked to scouts) Miguel Chalas: 91-94 mph when I saw him and touched 96 Jorge Rivera: lefty was 91-93 mph when I saw him Juan Guzman: 92-94 mph when I saw him Jose Nivar: converted outfielder sat 94-97 mph when I saw him and has touched 99 mph this year, and even 100 mph at times (MASN story)
  5. I asked Baseball America's Ben Badler about Rodriguez during an email exchange in May:
  6. Andy Seiler, who published the article you linked, no longer writes for MLBBB. He was the site's only writer for years but suddenly disappeared and doesn't respond to emails. Matt Garrioch is the new head writer and while he's not quite as knowledgeable as Andy, he still provides updates and some decent analysis.
  7. Personally, I do not agree with this. It's an interesting idea and worth sharing over here. The intro (link): http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2011/2/24/2008992/do-the-pirates-even-deserve-rendon-the-draft-continues-to-spoil
  8. I cooked up a few GIFs of Matt Hobgood's pitches and noticed some slight differences just watching the clips side by side. I paused each clip at the point of release and took a screen shot, which you can see below. His curveball is coming from more of an overhand arm slot while his fastball is closer to a 3/4 release. You'll also notice his left leg (to our right) is significantly more bent in the curveball snapshot, and his glove is closer to the ground as a result. This is taken from a late-March 2010 spring training game, so it's been about 11 months. His mechanics certainly could have changed since then. Take it for what it's worth. Just figured I'd throw it out there.
  9. One city that has an MLB team has NO public transportation. Which team/city?
  10. I'm not sure about the exact number. I do know that this is the first year that the league in Australia has become "official". It's now the ABL. Here's a pretty good article detailing the league: http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100805&content_id=13059620&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
  11. Wieter's plate discipline was also much better. Mahoney: 7 BB, 15 K in 95 AB Wieters: No idea about first 24 games, but on the season only 29 K's in 208 ABs and 38 walks.
  12. Narron: $650K Bridwell: $625K http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=2665
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