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Have to say, if true, I'm glad the positional days are done for Givens. That just wasn't an experiment that was likely to bear fruit. Hopefully he develops into a useful power arm in the pen...

That is good and bad.

Good that they made a decision sooner than later.

Bad that they drafted a guy that a lot of people seemed to view had no shot as being a SS and was mostly a power pen arm. Not great to be drafting a guy that early with that combo. Plus he really isn't that young right? Wasn't he 19 when he was drafted.

I know it is early. But the first two picks in the 2009 draft aren't looking great.

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That is good and bad.

Good that they made a decision sooner than later.

Bad that they drafted a guy that a lot of people seemed to view had no shot as being a SS and was mostly a power pen arm. Not great to be drafting a guy that early with that combo. Plus he really isn't that young right? Wasn't he 19 when he was drafted.

I know it is early. But the first two picks in the 2009 draft aren't looking great.

Yeah, he should be 20 now, I believe. Regardless of how it turns out, if he's on the mound now it's good/good. The odds of him sticking at short and providing value with the bat were slim, in my opinion. Not wasting developmental time on a high-percentage dead-end is always good news -- for the organization and for the player. Now, let's see how the fastball/slider combo looks!

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My guess is this is a clerical error/typo on the site. Just a guess.

And you would be correct. Per Melewski:

David | May 24, 2010 5:22 PM | Reply

Steve, I just checked the Shorebirds website and they have Givens down as a pitcher. He is still in the organization as a shortstop, correct?

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Wow, they do list him as a pitcher. That would represent quite a change and go against everything we've been hearing. I have to think it's a mistake, but I'll make a few calls. Just last week, Gary Kendall talked to me about his SS play at extended spring. Must be a mistake. - Steve

Update: He is not a pitcher, that was clearly a mistake, I did double check that one.

http://masnsports.com/steve_melewski/2010/05/checking-in-with-brandon-snyder.html

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Eh. I know you're not high on him, but they're apparently higher. Knowing that projection isn't a science, I can't say I think it's a bad thing that he's still at SS.

Assuming you're right, it is. But as much as I trust your reports, I'm not quite ready to give in on this one. Not quite.

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Eh. I know you're not high on him, but they're apparently higher. Knowing that projection isn't a science, I can't say I think it's a bad thing that he's still at SS.

Assuming you're right, it is. But as much as I trust your reports, I'm not quite ready to give in on this one. Not quite.

Oh, I wouldn't expect you to. Hey, I'm hoping he lights it up, big time. Trying to zip down to Delmarva after the draft but before I move to the midwest to get a closer look. If I do, will provide video.

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Oh, I wouldn't expect you to. Hey, I'm hoping he lights it up, big time. Trying to zip down to Delmarva after the draft but before I move to the midwest to get a closer look. If I do, will provide video.

The linked article (mine) is measured enough to inspire pessimism. I think you're more likely right than wrong.

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Well, Givens has been in extended, and they thought enough of him to promote him. That has to be a good sign.

I'll reserve final judgment until we see some results, but I didn't like the pick, and was hoping he wouldn't sign.

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