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-Kiley & Frankie

By Frankie Piliere

Part of baseball’s charm are the oddities of the game. Players often have their own style and flare. Juan Marichal’s delivery was far from ordinary but it is nothing short of a thing of beauty. What’s my point? Baseball is one of the few sports where something other than the standard is not only accepted, but also embraced. What I am also getting is that some players, pitchers in particular, are who they are because of their mechanics. Scott Patterson, Yankees’ Triple-A reliever, is one of those guys.

Patterson is a pitcher with underwhelming pure stuff, and while his command is above average, it is not the type of command that could, by itself, make him as dominant a pitcher as he’s been since joining the Yankee organization. So, what exactly is it that allows Scott Patterson to be such a chore to hit? I took the opportunity to go to Scranton to get an up close look at the big righty to get a better idea of just what makes him so deceptive. Find out more about the quirky Scott Patterson after the jump…

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By Kiley McDaniel

I’ve been inconsistent posting lately in part due to all the games I’ve been to. So, the good news for you is that a new site re-design is on the way shortly (the other reason I haven’t posted much) and that a bunch of piping-hot new reports, video, and draft content is on the way.

First up is a recap of my weekend of baseball action that took me to see Jays rehabbing relievers, Travis Snider, Deolis Guerra, Rick Porcello, Adrian Cardenas, Joe Savery, Michael Dunn, and a late-rising 2008 draft prospect, among others. Catch the full rundown after the jump…

(Pictured: Ft. Myers Miracle (Twins) RHP Deolis Guerra)

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By Frankie PiliereScott Green

University of Kentucky right-handed pitcher, Scott Green, reportedly turn down a high six figure bonus from the Boston Red Sox this summer and it truly appears now that he made the right move.

After an impressive showing in the Cape over the summer and a solid spring thus far, Green is firmly in the first round picture. I became a huge Scott Green believer when I saw him in the Cape. There were pitchers that had better stuff, but I see Green, who stands at 6-foot-8, as a really safe big league bet. Check out his scouting report and video after the jump…

(Scott Green phot credit: University of Kentucky Athletics)

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By Kiley McDaniel

Following the quasi-news of the Boras clients’ demands, Saber-Scouting’s coverage of the draft, from the rumors and innuendo side of things, has now kicked into full gear. After conversations with a number of baseball people, we have a draft buzz update chock full of information.

Inside: The Rays narrow the list for the first pick, a heavy favorite for #1, a bunch of hot bats angling for the top 10, and a young Derek Jeter, all after the jump…

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By Frankie PilierePhil Hughes Befuddled

When you are the youngest pitcher in Major League Baseball and being touted as the future ace of the New York Yankees, I suppose that it is normal to be under the microscope at all times. And, boy has Phil Hughes been under the microscope.

What has come in question about Hughes the most is his velocity and its relationship to his mechanics. Has his delivery changed as so many have speculated? If so, what has changed? Why does he look so confused in the picture to the right?

Stick around and find out the answers to these questions and others after the jump…

(Phil Hughes Photo Credit: Hot Stove New York)

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By Kiley McDaniel

The Florida State League was loaded last year,Carlos Carrasco especially with top-end pitching and I saw most of the top prospects that came through the league. I’ll be going to the Rays home opener tonight, but before I leave, I wanted to give a look at another high-profile prospect from the 2007 FSL.

Carlos Carrasco is atop many prospect lists for the Phillies organization and has been for a few years. He shows a wide repertoire, some feel for his craft, and an ability to win without his best stuff. Pitching in nearby Clearwater, I was able to see him multiple times and got a pretty good impression. The full report is after the jump…

(Carlos Carrasco photo credit: Jamie Squire, Getty Images)

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