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2016 Draft Profile: Connor Jones

School: University of Virginia; Class: Junior Position: RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-3; Weight: 200 Previously Drafted: San Diego Padres, 21st round, 2013   Background: Hailing from a school that’s graduated the likes of Danny Hultzen, Seth Greisinger, Nathan Kirby, and Josh Sborz, it’s surprising that Jones’ 18 starts last season was the second most in the University of Virginia’s length history. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-hander out…

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2016 Draft Profile: Matt Thaiss

School: University of Virginia; Class: Junior Position:  C; B/T: L/R Height: 6-0; Weight: 195 Previously Drafted: Boston Red Sox, 32nd round, 2013   Background: After a quiet, albeit moderately productive freshman season with the Cavaliers of Virginia, the lefty-swinging backstop had a coming out party of sorts during 2015. In 67 games for the collegiate powerhouse, Thaiss slugged a robust .323/.413/.512 with 18 doubles, 10…

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Stock Watch: Turner, Cogswell, Thompson

Note: check out my book The 2014 Prospect Digest Annual For More Profiles Click Here ____________________________________________________________________________________ With the collegiate baseball regular season approaching the halfway point and the draft just a little over three-and-a-half-months away, it’s time to start looking at players who have been improving and hurting their respective draft stocks. First up, a trio…