Eighty of the premier high school players from around the country were chosen to participate at the PDP League at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Here are my notes and evaluations on my standouts from the event.
From a scouting perspective knowing less can be an advantage. It shields you from preconceived notions. Working in the media space, I felt it important to at least have cursory understanding of dudes on each team, but there is undeniable value to otherwise knowing as little as possible. Your evaluation should be a blank canvas to paint on. Truly original opinions can only be developed through untainted first-hand accounts and observations. That was what I tried to do at the MLB4 Tournament and again last weekend when Oregon State came into town to face Nebraska.
D1 college baseball season has finally begun. It’s that time of the year where college squads flee from the hostile environment up north in to Florida in hopes for some warm weather and sunshine. They got just that as we have live looks from the UConn and Lousville series as well as a look at top draft prospect Kyle Brnovich at Elon.
If you could imagine baseball being played in heaven, or whichever divine afterlife you choose, what would it look like? What would the park or stadium be like? Who’s playing in the game? All-time greats? Kids? Angels? Victoria Secret Angels? While you ponder an all model baseball game, and question if the trade off of in-game quality is worth the eye candy. Let me tell you about my heaven.