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Old 06-06-2011, 09:55 PM
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Another Jared Mitchell type with not near the upside that Mitchell had when he was drafted.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:57 PM
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Another Jared Mitchell type with not near the upside that Mitchell had when he was drafted.
He would likely have been available in the 2nd round as well. Having strikeout issues in JUCO ball doesn't bode well.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:57 PM
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Does KW like drafting guys that remind him of... himself?
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:00 PM
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Walker was drafted in the 16th round out of high school in Utah in 2009 and last year at Central Arizona, in the 38th round. Scouts have always been intrigued by the 6-foot-3 switch-hitter with standout tools and impressive athleticism. The raw tools don't always translate on the baseball field, however, and he didn't even start regularly last year. This year is a different story. Walker has performed well with wood and he should get more than the $250,000 he reportedly turned down out of high school. Walker has more power from the right side, but his lefthanded swing is more pure. He's mostly a gap hitter with above-average speed, so he profiles as a good defensive center fielder. He has the speed to hit at the top of the order, but needs to cut down on his strikeouts. If he doesn't sign, Walker will head to Utah.
Scouting report.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:06 PM
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I know the second round isn't a hotbed of talent, but dag.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:18 PM
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He must be related to Greg Walker.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:20 PM
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keithlaw keithlaw
Never went to see him. Plays an hour from my house. + Run. Bat LONG way off. RT @NateRittenberry: @keithlaw did you even scout walker?
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:28 PM
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Never went to see him. Plays an hour from my house. + Run. Bat LONG way off. RT @NateRittenberry: @keithlaw did you even scout walker?
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Keith Law tells me exactly why I dislike Keith Law in that tweet.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:29 PM
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Keith Law tells me exactly why I dislike Keith Law in that tweet.
Meh. Law is an ass, but the fact that he didn't feel the need to scout Walker is pretty telling.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:34 PM
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Meh. Law is an ass, but the fact that he didn't feel the need to scout Walker is pretty telling.
No, I agree. I just don't like Law.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:43 PM
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A White Sox poster from another board who was a higher up Jays employee has stated that this pick is punchline in the Jays front office. Take that as you will.
I believe he was saying that Keith Law is a punchline in the Jays office.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:45 PM
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I believe he was saying that Keith Law is a punchline in the Jays office.
You are correct. Deleting my post.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:46 PM
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The scouting dept is a total joke this pick is terrible over reach again! Is Arizona and initials of KW the only OF we can draft! Same old blues again!
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:47 PM
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Jeff's take here.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:54 PM
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I guess the big thing outside of his tools is that he played in a wooden bat collegiate division, much like Aaron Cunningham a while back.
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