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Old 02-21-2018, 06:20 PM   #234
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1 April 2048

From: Achilles Guesswork, Chief Scout
To: Billy DePodesta

Des Moines Magpies Scouting Department

Baseball News Network has today published its annual Top 100 prospects list. The findings for the club are very encouraging from a pitching perspective. Ken James did not feature because of his immediate promotion to the major league roster following last year’s draft.

MR Gabe Copeland - 12
SP Israel Padilla - 14
SP Robert Terry - 41
MR Bernardo Merrado - 61

We also have other very talented young players like a SP Rhys Nunn, MR Wade Kelly, 1B Max Marshall, SS Juan MacNamara and RF Dave Plummer, who have the ability to become major league regulars in future. Nunn and Kelly, in particular, I feel are unlucky not not feature in the top 100.

Israel Padilla has fallen slightly from his #6 rating last year, which reflects concerns about the development of his control. The scouting department now projects him to become a good #2 or #3 starter rather than the top-of-the-rotation star we previously expected.
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