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Postby triple3play » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:14 pm

anyone have any info on this guy? i guess his move from catcher to third hurts his value, but how do you guys see him as a third base prospect, anything to get excited about?
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Re: Neil Walker

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:55 am

His original projections of .300 with 30 HR power look even more attainable after switching to third base. It seems like his bat would make him good enough to get a starting spot opening day 2008 but his defense still needs ALOT more work, pushing him back to a probable summer '08 callup. He has the power hitting frame (6'3 210), plate discipline (70/53 k/bb compared to basically 2/1 last season), and it looks like he's over the wrist surgery he had in early '06. I think that the Eastern League is also considered tough on hitters but I'm not sure on that.
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