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International Hitting Prospects Starting to Emerge

International Hitting Prospects Starting to Emerge

I was watching batting practice at Pirate City towards the end of the day the other day. I was talking with one of the coaches, whose name I'll leave out of this article. He asked me who I wrote for, and my response to that question always leads to one of two responses. I either get "Oh, that's you" or "So you cover the minor league guys?" followed by a few questions on my opinions. This instance was the latter.

I was immediately asked what I thought about Willy Garcia. Of all the players in the system, to go to Willy Garcia felt like a test. It was a pretty good one too. If I were conducting an interview with someone who wanted to work for Pirates Prospects, I'd probably ask them what they thought of Willy Garcia. The average person might recognize him as the outfielder who signed out ...

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