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November 9, 2009 BY ALEX EISENBERG No Comments Yet

MATCH-UP – Kentucky vs. LSU

KEY PROSPECTS WE’RE WATCHINGJames Paxton (LHP, Kentucky, drafted by Toronto Blue Jays in 2009, Potential 2010 1st Round Pick), Ryan Schimpf (2b, Blue Jays), Tyler Hanover (3b/2b, Potential 2011 Draft Pick), D.J. LeMahieu (2b, Chicago Cubs), Blake Dean (LF, Minnesota Twins), Jared Mitchell (OF, Chicago White Sox), Sean Ochinko (C/1b, Blue Jays), Micah Gibbs (C, Potential 2010 1st Round Pick), and Leon Landry (OF, Potential 2010 1st Round Pick)




A quick note on video structure…videos are edited to include only key and legitimate prospects. Time between pitches and between innings are edited out. Some commercials are left in out of respect for the companies that purchase ad buys.

I use time markers for when a particular hitter comes up to bat or a certain pitcher enters the game so you don’t have to shuffle through the video looking for key players. Games are edited so you can scout and evaluate prospects in the most convenient and quickest way possible.


This article covers nine prospects (all listed above), five of whom were drafted in 2009 and signed by their respective organizations, three of whom are projected to be first round picks in 2010, and a 2011 draft prospect as well.

James Paxton

We’ll start with James Paxton, a starting pitcher from the University of Kentucky. Paxton was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays with the 37th pick of last year’s draft and was seen as a potential steal of a pick. However, the Jays failed to sign the left hander as he made the decision to return to Kentucky.

If he pitches as expected, Paxton could be a top-10 pick in next year’s draft…

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