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Saturday, February 25, 2012

McCalvy: Greinke pitching in behind the scenes

Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio was praising Greinke’s intelligence and awareness when he revealed Saturday that Greinke asked for video of prospective Brewers Draft picks last May. He studied all of the top pitching prospects and offered recommendations before the Brewers selected pitchers Taylor Jungmann and Jed Bradley in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft.

Greinke is apparently back to work for 2012. On Friday night, he and Craig Counsell attended the Arizona State University baseball game in nearby Tempe to scout right-hander Brady Rodgers, whom the Brewers drafted out of high school in 2009 but could not sign. Melvin said he’d invite Greinke into the team’s Draft room in June if he’d like to attend.

Is this practice by active players common?

The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: February 25, 2012 at 08:17 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: amateur, brewers, scouting

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   1. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: February 26, 2012 at 08:28 AM (#4068943)
The're also letting take a look at the concessions numbers to see if he can find a way to boost profit margins and productivity.
   2. Mike Webber Posted: February 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4069004)
The're also letting take a look at the concessions numbers to see if he can find a way to boost profit margins and productivity.


I suspect Chipolte stands are in the offing...
   3. Bourbon Samurai Posted: February 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM (#4069029)
"Mark, I've traded myself to La. It's whats best for the team."
   4. Brian Posted: February 26, 2012 at 01:39 PM (#4069051)
This is great. I've always thought that a player who was interested in a post-playng baseball career should take the opportunity to poke around the entire operation.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: February 26, 2012 at 02:24 PM (#4069069)
Greinke = just another Chad Bradford Wannabe Wannabe
   6. jayjay Posted: February 26, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4069238)
Gotta think this kind of stuff will make him want to stay in Milwaukee.
   7. Plank Posted: February 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4070065)
Or it will make him more attractive to other teams next offseason.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4070078)
Or it will make him retire and do that lawnmowing/scouting service he's always wanted to do.
   9. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: March 08, 2012 at 10:02 PM (#4077311)
So much for the prescribed <bq> tag.

Anyway, more from Greinke on the good face:
Greinke said he thinks he found a diamond in the rough back home in Orlando - a college position player who he indicated was a low-round prospect. "I'm better on position players," he said. "I've been (scouting) since I was drafted, really. Two people I was really wrong on: I thought Prince (Fielder) was going to be too big to hit, and I thought (Dustin) Pedroia was too small to play. But you get proven wrong all the time. You learn from it and hopefully get better. I try not to write people off instantly like I used to."
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 08, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4077318)
Two people I was really wrong on: I thought Prince (Fielder) was going to be too big to hit


Interesting since Greinke and Fielder went back-to-back in the draft, and IIRC, the Royals were torn between picking Greinke or Fielder.
   11. Dan Posted: March 08, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4077320)
For future reference, the tag you want to use is <blockquote>, battlekow.
   12. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: March 09, 2012 at 07:02 PM (#4077951)
Interesting since Greinke and Fielder went back-to-back in the draft, and IIRC, the Royals were torn between picking Greinke or Fielder.

They also knew each other from high school baseball in Florida.

For future reference, the tag you want to use is <blockquote>, battlekow.

I am aware. I was referring to the fact that the submit page directs you to use <bq>
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: March 09, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4078001)
I am aware. I was referring to the fact that the submit page directs you to use <bq>


See, that is why nobody bothers to read directions.

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