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#29 Prospect Toby Welk - 3B

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I'm really pulling for this guy.

Often we hear about some guy standing on the table yelling to advocate picking a player during the draft. If that happened with this guy, I'd love to hear the story if it's possible to find out.

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Welk is certainly one of the more intriguing stories from last year’s draft, and will be a fun guy to follow.     It’ll be interesting to see how he develops using the techniques our staff will be employing.    

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Just now, Pheasants said:

If the draft had been down to the proposed 20 rounds, no one would have ever heard of him.  I really have to root for guys likie him.

Good point.   

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