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Drew Ward, 2014 Draft Prospect

Drew Ward is an incredible player. But let me put this into context for you.
Something about Drew Ward is very unique that needs to be considered. I have 11/25/94 as his birth date(via Perfect Game). If this is accurate, he is just over ONE year younger than Francisco Lindor, a 2011 draft pick. Drew Ward is a 2014 draft pick. That is THREE years later. Ward is playing against much younger competition and he should be smoking them. On the other hand Bryce Harper, another clear top prospect early in high school, has dominated OLDER competition. You can not compare the two.

CLARIFICATION: Ward isn't dominating younger competition as he is playing up against older competition at showcases, but he is still older than the majority of the players from his draft class and will eventually have to play down as he is just a sophomore now unless he opts to attend a JC or college early. Ward is also about a month OLDER than currently hyped prospect Ronald Guzman. Guzman could be in Low A when Ward…

2012 College Baseball TV Schedule

3-6-2012 8:00 PM Alabama vs. Auburn (Montgomery, Ala.) 8:00 p.m. CSS
3-16-2012 South Carolina at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. CSS
Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:00 PM Virginia at Florida State ESPNU
3-17-2012 Vanderbilt at Florida 1:00 p.m. CSS
3-17-2012 Alabama at Arkansas 4:00 p.m. CSS
3-17-2012 Mississippi State at LSU 7:00 p.m. CSS
Sunday, March 18, 2012 2:00 PM Virginia at Florida State ESPN3
Monday, March 19, 2012 7:00 PM Virginia at Florida State ESPNU
Thursday, March 22, 2012 7:30 PM Florida at South Carolina
3-22-2012 Florida at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
3-23-2012 Florida at South Carolina 7:00 p.m. CSS
Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:00 PM NC State at North Carolina RSN
3-24-2012 Florida at South Carolina 1:00 p.m. CSS
Sunday, March 25, 2012 1:00 PM NC State at North Carolina ESPN3
3-25-2012 Arkansas at Mississippi State 1:00 p.m. SPSO
Monday, March 26, 2012 7:00 PM NC State at North Carolina ESPNU�������…

Thinking About the #1 Overall Pick

I like to think outside the box. Many of you who have read my writings over the past couple of years know that. I don't do it to be different or to get attention, I do it because it's who I am. I have never done things the way I have been taught. I always look for different paths to the same end. I remember in 7th grade math class a teacher was teaching us Algebra. I had never seen anything like this before but it was interesting to me. He started to show a problem and each step of how the process worked. I understood it. Then I turned him off. I sat at my desk, looked at the next problem and found a way of doing it that was quicker and easier, eliminating steps. Isn't that the best way to learn something. Why do I need 7 steps when I can do it in 3? Why do things the way everyone tells you too when doing something else will end up better?
That is my point. Why spend 10 million on a draft when you have 25 and could get that much return and then some? That was my question in…

Top Fantasy Prospects for 2012

NamePositionTeamAgeFloor CeilingRankMatt MoorePTB2360801Yu DarvishPTEX2555752Jesus MonteroC1BNYY2255803Mike TroutOFLAA2055804Jacob TurnerPDET2150704Julio TeheranPATL2155805Devin MesoracoCCIN2450656Brett JacksonOFCHC2350607Lance LynnPSTL2555558Alex Liddi3BSEA2345609Jarrod ParkerPOAK23457010Addison ReedPCHW23505511Zack CozartSSCIN26505512Jake McGeePTB25505513Tom MilonePOAK25455514Zach McAllisterPCLE24455515Alexander TorresPTB24455516Liam HendriksPMIN23455517Wily PeraltaPMIL23456018Tyler PastornickySSATL22455519Gorkys HernandezOFPIT24455520Yonder Alonso1BOFSD25456021Kyle WeilandPBOS25455522Anthony Rizzo1BCHC22456023Eduardo EscobarSSCHW23455524Neil RamirezPTEX23455525Chris Marrero1BWSH24455526Manny BanuelosP