Tagged Phil Bickford

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The 2017 Top 100 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Rank Name Team POS 1 Austin Meadows Pittsburgh Pirates OF 2 Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox OF 3 Dansby…

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The 2017 Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Phil Bickford, RHP                                         Born: 07/10/95 Age: 21 Bats: R Top CALs: Luke Jackson, Jake Thompson, Frank…

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The 2016 San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: After peaking as the #3 book among all baseball books on Amazon last year, my new book, The 2016 Prospect Digest Handbook, is on sale! Check it out here! And for those wondering what CALs are, here’s an article on the Comparison And Likeness program I designed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Phil Bickford, RHP                                       Born: 07/10/95 Age:…

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2015 Draft Profile: Phil Bickford

School: Southern Nevada; Class: Sophomore Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-4; Weight: 205 Previously Drafted: Toronto Blue Jays, 1st round, 2013   Background: Bickford’s unusual – and slightly mindboggling – baseball journey has taken him from the being selected as the tenth overall pick to turning in a dominant debut collegiate at Cal State Fullerton,…

Quick Hits from the First Round of the 2013 Draft

  With the minor league season quickly wrapping up, here are how this year’s first rounders have handled the transition into professional ball. (Note: Here’s PD’s Collegiate Draft Big Board.)   #1. Mark Appel, RHP, Houston Astros Made a brief five-inning debut in Low-A before jumping to Quad Cities. Appel’s numbers have largely been unimpressive,…