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Daily Prospect Profile: Brooks Pounders

Daily Prospect Profile: Brooks Pounders

We've talked a lot this week about projection, mostly related to pitchers and the approach the Pittsburgh Pirates are taking with the draft.  I compared Zack Von Rosenberg and Colton Cain earlier in the week, noting that a lot of Von Rosenberg's value depends on his projectability.  Wilbur questioned whether the draft approach would work.  The only way we will truly know whether the draft approach has worked is by eventually getting a group of talented major league players as a result of taking prep pitchers in the majority of rounds.  I talked yesterday about Zack Dodson, who is one of the 2009 prep pitchers having success.  Today, I'm going to talk about another 2009 prep pitcher who is not only having success, but who has even added a bit to his game.

When the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Brooks Pounders in the second round, it wasn't met with cheers.  Instead, it was met with a question: who is Brooks Pounders?  Despite being taken with the 53rd overall pick in the draft, Pounder...

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