Scout Monkey

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Name: Mark King
Date registered: March 6, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Good Debut: Skaggs — August 23, 2012
  2. Forgotten in Seattle — August 20, 2012
  3. Cobb Down the Stretch — August 15, 2012
  4. Back and Better Then Ever — August 13, 2012
  5. A Month of Chavez — August 10, 2012

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Not So Grimm

Justin Grimm

Battling some injuries in their rotation, Texas needed to dip into their prospect pool. Their choice? Justin Grimm. Martin Perez is Texas’ top pitching prospect, but he’s really been struggling.  It was interesting (and refreshing) to see Texas go with the ‘hot hand’ and not the ‘name’. Grimm has his first MLB start on Saturday …

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Long Lost: Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

Remember Brian Roberts? Stud 2B for the Baltimore Orioles? Well, he’s returned. After suffering a concussion, Roberts has been dealing with the effects of that for the last two years.  He played 59 games in 2010 and only 39 in 2011 (not very effectively).  But now, over a year since playing in a big league …

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Find a Diamond

Scott Diamond

Minnesota Twin’s left hander, Scott Diamond, is really shining. Over his last 7 starts, he has 5 wins, 1 no decision, and 1 loss (gave up 2 runs).  very impressive.  Forgetting the wins, he never gave up more the 3 runs in any of those starts (gave up 0 runs in 4 of them)! Looking …

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Roll the Dice-K

Daisuke Matsuzaka

After missing most of last year, Daisuke Matsuzaka will be back this Saturday. Dice-K had Tommy John surgery and has been recovering for last year.  With the demotion of Daniel Bard, the Red Sox have need for someone to complete their rotation – enter Matsuzaka. Let’s look at 3 sides of Dice-K: 1) In his …

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Smoak’n

Justin Smoak

Big time Ranger prospect, now Seattle Mariner is finally showing signs of his potential coming through. Smoak was the primary piece of the Cliff Lee trade in 2010, but hasn’t lived up to his billing.  He was predicted to be the next Mark Texiera (back when he was good).  A power hitting switch hitter who …

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Getting the Call: Andrelton Simmons

Andrelton Simmons

One of Atlanta’s better prospects, Andrelton Simmons, will be their new starting SS on Friday. Going into spring, Simmons battled Pastornicky for the starting shortstop gig.  Pastornicky was the favorite, so Simmons already had an uphill battle.  Despite the disadvantage, Simmons nearly pulled it off, with decent hitting and stellar defense.  But in the end, …

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