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Prospect Notebook: Mega Prospect Day

Prospect Notebook: Mega Prospect Day

Clayton Holmes threw today at Pirate City.

The Pirates had a camp day today, which ended with four intersquad games. Days like this are like mega prospect days. Everywhere you look there's a Pirates pitcher throwing, and a Pirates hitter hitting. The Pirates had games on all four fields, which can make the coverage overwhelming. Fortunately we had four people at Pirate City today, as Kristy, Wilbur, and Kevin were also in attendance at various times throughout the day.

On camp days it is easier to watch the pitchers. The games go about six innings, so each batter will see around two or three at-bats. If you see more than one at-bat for a guy, it's rare. It's easier to move around based on who is on the mound, or who is about to go on the mound. It's harder to keep track of who is due up to the plate.

My approach is to focus on certain pitchers, and just note a position player when they stand out. It's easier to get a read on the pitchers, since you've got an inning or two of w...

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