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    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Man that swing is pretty! Crazy that he shoud be a junior in HS right now.

    Didn't know they used wood bats in JUCO, btw.
    Some JUCO leagues do and some don't. I know that the team they played yesterday (Yavapai - former school of Reds top end prospect that never played more than half a season Milton Loo) used wooden bats, but in the JUCO WS used aluminum bats. Its certainly interesting.

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    What is your opinion of Harper, doug? Aside from good prospect, I mean. (That much is obvious.) Is he a generational talent, a la Junior, ARod, or is he more along the lines of Adrian Gonzalez, a very good but not great prospect/ player?
    He is a Griffey/Arod type of prospect currently. His bat speed is simply on a different level than scouts have seen before for someone his age. He is a catcher with outstanding tools behind the plate (and no, not for a 17 year old.... for anyone). There were scouts out there who said if he had been eligible for the draft that they would have taken him, at age 16, over Stephen Strasburg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He is a Griffey/Arod type of prospect currently. His bat speed is simply on a different level than scouts have seen before for someone his age. He is a catcher with outstanding tools behind the plate (and no, not for a 17 year old.... for anyone). There were scouts out there who said if he had been eligible for the draft that they would have taken him, at age 16, over Stephen Strasburg.
    I'm surprised that his parents didn't attempt to get him eligible as an international signing. Possibly move down to the DR for a year, gain citizenship, and then come back here to choose the best fit. Are there rules that don't allow this to happen? What kind of price tag would he get up to if anyone and everyone was able to make an offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieMilner View Post
    I'm surprised that his parents didn't attempt to get him eligible as an international signing. Possibly move down to the DR for a year, gain citizenship, and then come back here to choose the best fit. Are there rules that don't allow this to happen? What kind of price tag would he get up to if anyone and everyone was able to make an offer?
    Don't really know, but I am sure it would be in the Chapman area if not more. I think he and his parents made a wise decision going the route they did. The coach at the school is a family friend and his older brother is also a pitcher on the team. The school has also put him off limits to the media and fans for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieMilner View Post
    I'm surprised that his parents didn't attempt to get him eligible as an international signing. Possibly move down to the DR for a year, gain citizenship, and then come back here to choose the best fit. Are there rules that don't allow this to happen? What kind of price tag would he get up to if anyone and everyone was able to make an offer?
    Would you really want to live in the DR for a year? Its not exactly Vegas.
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    Bryce Harper went deep today.

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    Not fair.
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    Well the Pirates don't want Harper.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10031...id=pirates.xml

    General manager Neal Huntington made a striking pronouncement on the 2010 draft yesterday by telling the PirateFest crowd that Bryce Harper, the Las Vegas catcher dubbed "Baseball's LeBron" by Sports Illustrated last June, is not currently among the Pirates' top 10. They pick second. "He's getting a lot of hype," Huntington said. "We will scout Bryce Harper. But we're not going to select him because somebody thinks he's the best prospect in the history of the game and we think he's the 10th-best."
    Later in the same article

    The Pirates' minor league system is a the middle of the pack, ranked 16th of 30 teams, according to Baseball America, the most recognized brand in this area. That is up two notches from last year and the ranking is the highest since being 11th in 2004. "We thought we'd be higher," Huntington said. "But McCutchen coming to the majors takes a big guy off our list." Also this week, ESPN's Keith Law ranked the Pirates 18th
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    Connect part 1 and part 2, make wise crack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Well the Pirates don't want Harper.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10031...id=pirates.xml
    That isn't what is being said at all. Huntington is rightfully saying that unless their scouts believe he is the best guy available, then they won't take him simply because everyone else thinks he is the best guy available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Well the Pirates don't want Harper.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10031...id=pirates.xml


    What in the world are they talking about? How can you NOT take Harper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    That isn't what is being said at all. Huntington is rightfully saying that unless their scouts believe he is the best guy available, then they won't take him simply because everyone else thinks he is the best guy available.
    He is correct in saying they won't pick on hype but instead will choose on their scouts evaluation. It is surprising that they don't have him even in their top 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    What in the world are they talking about? How can you NOT take Harper?
    That isn't what was being said. And you can not take Harper if your scouts tell you someone else is better. If you don't trust your scouts, then fire them now. But if you trust them and they tell you Player XYZ is better than Harper, you better take player XYZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    He is correct in saying they won't pick on hype but instead will choose on their scouts evaluation. It is surprising that they don't have him even in their top 10.
    They never said he wasn't in their top 10. He was saying hypothetically if they had Harper rated out there, they wouldn't take him because everyone else loved him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    They never said he wasn't in their top 10. He was saying hypothetically if they had Harper rated out there, they wouldn't take him because everyone else loved him.
    The first sentence, which I have partially bolded certainly appears to say he is not currently in their top 10. The second sentence is more about the hypothetical. But the 1st sentence reads that he is not in their top 10 unless the Pitssburgh paper is misquoting him.

    General manager Neal Huntington made a striking pronouncement on the 2010 draft yesterday by telling the PirateFest crowd that Bryce Harper, the Las Vegas catcher dubbed "Baseball's LeBron" by Sports Illustrated last June, is not currently among the Pirates' top 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    The first sentence, which I have partially bolded certainly appears to say he is not currently in their top 10. The second sentence is more about the hypothetical. But the 1st sentence reads that he is not in their top 10.
    That writer is an idiot who either got the quote without context or took it out of context himself. I heard the entire statement. He didn't say that he wasn't in their top 10. He simply explained that if his scouts had him outside of it that they weren't going to draft him simply because everyone else loved him.


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