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    Re: Cueto heading to Sarasota

    Ward isnt exactly a soft tosser. He can get it in the low 90s.

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    Re: Cueto heading to Sarasota

    Ward is far from crafty, in fact, he probably has some of the best stuff in the Midwest League.

    Here is a scouting report on Ward:

    Ward, who was rated the No. 13 prospect in the prestigious Cape Cod League following an outstanding summer season in 2004 by Baseball America, is confident in a hard and heavy fastball that has reached into the 95-96 mph range and a slider/power curve that was clocked as high as 87 at the recent A-Sun Tournament. He has grown tremendously since arriving at Gardner-Webb in August, 2002, without much fanfare. He was rated as high as the No. 27 college prospect available by Baseball America in its mid-season draft preview.

    http://www.gwusports.com/story.asp?R...13&story=69971

    COMMENT: Big, powerful and durable frame. Active FB comes in at the low-90s that sinks and tails, but also has a nasty bore. Can dial into the strike zone with it. Throws strikes w/ either a slider or curve. Gets outs w/ either one. Aggressive and maintains poise.

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    Re: Cueto heading to Sarasota

    I agree!!!!!!!!!!! I got to watch Ward a few weeks ago and he really looks good.
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    Re: Cueto heading to Sarasota

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    Ward is far from crafty, in fact, he probably has some of the best stuff in the Midwest League.

    Here is a scouting report on Ward:

    Ward, who was rated the No. 13 prospect in the prestigious Cape Cod League following an outstanding summer season in 2004 by Baseball America, is confident in a hard and heavy fastball that has reached into the 95-96 mph range and a slider/power curve that was clocked as high as 87 at the recent A-Sun Tournament. He has grown tremendously since arriving at Gardner-Webb in August, 2002, without much fanfare. He was rated as high as the No. 27 college prospect available by Baseball America in its mid-season draft preview.

    http://www.gwusports.com/story.asp?R...13&story=69971

    COMMENT: Big, powerful and durable frame. Active FB comes in at the low-90s that sinks and tails, but also has a nasty bore. Can dial into the strike zone with it. Throws strikes w/ either a slider or curve. Gets outs w/ either one. Aggressive and maintains poise.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ev...?sc=round&sp=3
    there is no way ward throws 95-96
    92-93 maybe

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    Re: Cueto heading to Sarasota

    I agree, when I saw Ward he was low 90's; his stuff was overpowering though. He had nine strike outs in six innings, and most of those came on that nasty curve. He seems advaned enough to make the jump.
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