Mack Draft: – Kamm Washington, John Stilson, Mike Minor, Alex Keudall, Kellen Moer, Khayyan Norfork

Kamm Washington – I was interested in seeing Washington again this year after noting him as a potential sleeper a year ago. He’s playing center full-time for the Gators this year, taking over for Matt den Dekker. Washington isn’t the same dynamic athlete that den Dekker was/is, and also doesn’t appear to play the outfield as instictively. Then again, Washington is only a sophomore, and is in his first year of regular playing time. He’s a left-handed hitter with a modest build and a level swing path. His swing is made for line drives, and he has some speed with a solid approach. – http://www.5tooltalk.com/2011-notes-2-20-11.html

 

Friday was a good day to see pitchers in Texas. A&M ace John Stilson, who some see as a closer down the line, was very impressive in a starting role in a win against Le Moyne. He gave up just one unearned run over six innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four. Stilson maintained his 92-93 mph throughout to go along with a plus changeup. – http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110221&content_id=16694012&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb&tcid=tw_article_16694012

 

LOVE Mike Minor – good enough velocity, plus change, either the curve or the slider will be a plus pitch down the line (I think), great command, very good athlete, smooth delivery, repeatable mechanics, pitched at an outstanding program. This pick will get panned by everybody, but they are wrong – Minor is an absolute keeper. I had him at 18 on my big board, so maybe I’m full of it by saying he was a great pick at 7…but, factoring in signability, it’s a very good, very safe pick. http://baseballdraftreport.com

 

•The Oregon Ducks got a split with the University of Hawaii with a 4-3 victory in eight innings. (shortened by travel) They got a solid performance from junior RHP Alex Keudall who went five innings allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out nine. Relief pitcher Kellen Moer picked up the save by pitching 1.1 perfect innings while striking out two. http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2011/02/22/foleys-quick-hits-for-feb-21st

 

Tennessee JR 2B Khayyan Norfork (2011): 556/667/1.222 (5-9, HR, 3B, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R, 1/2 SB) — I ignored all of the positive buzz coming out of Tennessee’s fall/winter practices and, even though it has only been one weekend, I regret it. I did say this: “Khayyan Norfork might just be the player primed to make the biggest rise up draft boards of the players listed.” Really nice blend of speed, pop, and defense… http://baseballdraftreport.com

 

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