Talking bout the Twins

Alex Kirilloff, RF Solid, athletic build. Will get stronger. Has the frame to carry added strength. Won't turn 21 until November. Advanced feel for the barrel. Front shoulder stays closed during swing. Occassionally opens hips too quick but doesn't lose opposite field power because of the close front shoulder. Swing is a bit inside out. …

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Welcome to DC: The Highschool HR Derby

I arrived midway through the 1st of two rounds but was able to get video of the participants. Every kid put on a show and easily reached the LF concourse or RF upper deck. This isn't really the time or place for projections but to appreciate the raw power of these kids. https://twitter.com/JasonAtTheGame/status/1018522839807348737 The thing …

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The Road to DC: 3rd stop. Michael Kopech dominates

Durham, NC - Michael Kopech's 2018 hasn't quite gone as expected. Last season, despite walking 5 hitters per 9, Kopech was one the highest risers in prospect rankings. In 2018, walking 6 per 9, Kopech has become the most volatile SP prospect in baseball. I got a first look at Kopech Saturday night against the …

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The Road to DC: 2nd stop. Rooting for the little guy

After striking out 58 hitters in 35 IP in his first taste of pro ball, Eli Morgan became a guy that I quickly took notice of. The 2017 8th round pick out of Gonzaga has continued to dominate A ball hitters into 2018. Despite the gaudy numbers, Morgan lacks the one number that excites industry …

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The Road to DC: First stop. The Southern League Toolshed

Being in Tampa is great for covering prospects. I get to see loaded college teams, some of the top highschool talent, spring training, FSL, extended, GCL,  and instructs. However, unlike Phoenix where all the complexes are within a half hour of each other, I am basically confined to seeing Yankees, Jays, Tigers, and Phillies prospects …

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Marlins prospects: Jorge Guzman, Brian Miller, and Joe Dunand

I've gotten to see quite a bit of the Jupiter Hammerheads in the past month. The Marlins High A affiliate was led by Jorge Guzman, Brian Miller, and Joe Dunand. Guzman is the highest rated of the three. Acquired from the Yankees in the Stanton deal, Guzman throws three pitches.  FB, SL, CH.  His FB …

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I Am the Highway: 3 games/3 days/1500 miles

The first of 4 out-of-state trips started in Myrtle Beach, SC followed by Rome, GA and then back home to Tampa, FL. Carolina Mudcats v Myrtle Beach Pelicans Neither the Brewers or Cubs train in Florida so this was an invaluable trip to see prospects that I will never get the experience to see otherwise. …

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