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Neil Walker Not Ready For Prime Time

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The Sporting News:

Among the disappointments in Arizona has been a Pirates prospect, C Neal [sic] Walker. "This poor kid is way, way behind with his catching," a rival scout says. "He's so far from being big-league ready it isn't funny. His lefthanded swing certainly is going to play, but it's ahead of the righthanded swing. I just don't know what you have here. If he can't catch he's a whole different animal. He could be another Ryan Doumit."

It's hard to know what to make of a report that doesn't even spell Walker's name right, and it's certainly true that catcher is a very difficult position that takes a lot of time to learn, but yikes.