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Friday, September 09, 2016

Ask The Industry: The Ones Who Got Away

Rather than just think about it, I decided to act. I asked four scouts who the best baseball player they saw who didn’t end up making their living on the diamond was, and whether or not they felt like they ever had a shot to sign them.

NL East Scout: Jake Locker — “He had as high of an upside as any player I scouted in the Northwest in that timeframe. That might not seem like much to you, but that region has produced some good players. Locker had everything. He was a top of the charts runner, he had a cannon of an arm, the power potential was obvious, so on and so forth. [Locker] was so good of athlete, it wouldn’t really shock me if he went out and put on a show like [Tebow]. Just a freak athlete.

Was there ever a shot?: “Oh yeah, when he was deciding between…I think it was Washington and USC where to play football, I think that what he was really deciding was whether or not he wanted to play baseball or not. I can’t prove it, but it was clear he loved Washington so much that I knew he if he committed to play there there was no shot. But for a moment there, there was a chance. A slim one, but a chance.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 09, 2016 at 04:48 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: nfl, scouting, two-sport athletes

Saturday, August 27, 2016

2016 NFL thread

A place for those who would pollute the college football threads.

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 27, 2016 at 01:35 PM | 85 comment(s)
  Beats: football, nfl, off-topic

 

 

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