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At the Park: Derek Hill and Spencer Turnbull

The MLB draft provides a great opportunity for prospect analysts with scouting chops. You talk to amateur scouts and hear the good and bad they have to say about young soon to be professionals, and then you get to lay eyes on them for your own evaluation. This exercise is a fascinating experience, and one I have gone through this summer with first looks at the Tigers top two picks from June.

Entering the draft I had not seen first round pick Derek Hill live, and I had not seen Spencer Turnbull since his freshman year on campus. This fact left me relying heavily on the eyes of amateur scouts that I have talked to for years. I trust those other eyes, but not as much as my own. Amateur scouts see baseball through a different lens than scouts at the professional level. It is a different... Recommended Stories

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