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First Look: 2011 Draft Prospects (High School Outfielders)

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October 1, 2010

As we conclude our Fall Preview of the 2011 draft here in early October 2010, here’s a look at some of the outfielders nationwide who will receive interest from scouts. As we said in our Fall previews of pitchers, infielders and outfielders, September previews are meant to be road maps rather than definitive lists. Some will rise, some will fall, and some names that are not listed here will come out of nowhere.

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First Look: 2011 Draft Prospects (High School Catchers)

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September 30, 2010

Catchers are always in short supply, especially at the high school level. This year is no different. As with our pitchers and infielders list, this is a follow sheet and not a ranking service. We’ll give you the basics and let the kids be the final say on what players they become.

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First Look: 2011 Draft Prospects (High School Infielders)

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September 29, 2010

Continuing our sneak peak at the 2011 MLB Draft here in September, eight months before the draft, here is the first look at infielders. We’ve divided up the prospects by first basemen, third basemen and middle infielders. As we said in our 2010 High School Pitchers Draft Prospect List, always take follow-lists with a grain of salt simply because of the nature of baseball. Some will rise, some will fall, and some will come out of nowhere, guys who should be here, that we haven’t seen or heard of yet.

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First Look: 2011 Draft Prospects (High School Pitchers)

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September 28, 2010

Yes, the 2010 Draft cycle was bountiful for high school pitching. A ton of guys were putting 90s and better up in the summer before the draft. That’s not the case this year, where the big arms really stand out. If you’re really a devotee of the scouting arts and not completely reliant on the radar gun to make your decisions for you, you will find some guys on this list who won’t be 86-88 in a few years. Which ones? Anyone’s guess. But use projection, look at arm speed, look at body, look for smoothness and you will find the big leaguers who come from the masses.

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2011 Draft Sneak Peak: Gentleman, Start Your Horses

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June 15, 2010

No sooner does one draft cycle end than the next one begins. The next draft cycle always starts with a group of players pretty much everyone knows, but from now until next June, the draft cycle is nothing but a horserace. What follows are some of the prospects that I have already seen and will see more of in 2011.

This is not meant to be a complete list or a ranking, and if this story is the first time you are discovering Baseball Beginnings, we invite you to stick around throughout the year to see video and read about the players we are talking about. If you stay with us, by the time draft day rolls around, I promise you many players that are not even in this story will come alive for you through video, scouting reports, scouting updates and interviews.

If you’re a 2011 prospect and you’re not in this story, it doesn’t mean you are not a prospect. It just means I haven’t seen you yet. If you can play, chances are I will find you.

Here, then, is a sneak peak at what is inside the 2011 stable, both high school and college, on a national scale.

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