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Projectability




So, after reading about all different kinds of HS pitchers the Bucs have drafted in the past several years, I had a general question I wanted to ask in regards to the "projectable" pitchers the Bucs have drafted. Mainly these guys are very tall, mostly thin, throw in the high 80's, and are named Zach (well, not all of them have the last characteristic). Is this a process or belief that Smith did when drafting for the Tigers or Huntington with the Indians? Or is this more of a recent trend they've figured out here? Since I don't really follow other teams too closely, are any of them implementing this strategy as well? I know since this trend seems to have started mostly in 09, so its still very early to figure out how these returns have worked, so I didn't mean for this post to be judgmental in any way...I was looking more to see if anyone had any kind of answers or insight. Thanks.

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