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Now, Clark would like nothing more than to follow his father's footsteps and reach the Major Leagues.

Clark, whom the Padres selected with their 12th-round Draft pick in 2008 out of Louisiana State, has produced a slash line of .279/.357/.491 during his time in the Minor Leagues. He was left unprotected this winter, though he wasn't selected in the Rule 5 Draft.


Write up on Matt Clark

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The outfielder said he didn’t feel 100 percent healthy until right before the 2012 season, but once he did, it showed. Mitchell hit .341 in the month of April at Double-A Birmingham last season, signaling to the White Sox that the organization could still count on him for the future. Of course, playing higher up in the system, Mitchell had plenty to learn and once the league started to make adjustments, his numbers fell. He only hit .214 the rest of the season and he struck out 179 times on the year, although that didn’t stop the White Sox from promoting him to Triple-A.

Hahn pointed to a mechanical issue with Mitchell’s setup and balance out of college that could only get better with repetition. Now in his fourth spring training, the outfielder appears to have turned a corner with that repetition, as he is turning heads with a hot bat, blazing speed and stellar outfield play. Through nine games played, Mitchell is batting .450 with two triples, one home run, one double and four RBI. Perhaps more importantly, he only has four strike outs.

Write up on Mitchell






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FIRE PAUL





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Isn't Matt Clark in Japan?



Yes he is, playing for Chunichi
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Good luck to Mr. Baseball

Hopefully the shuuto doesnt get him



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Hopefully he bangs the coach's daughter






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Damn I had actually forgot about that.... I think I started a thread about it on MSB at the time as well





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I'm pretty sure Mitchell and Matt Clark are close to being called up. That 09 class will have a few or more make it soon. Not worried. Mahtook won't be too much longer either.

Mitchell is close, yes. Clark just signed a 2 or 3 year contract in Japan.






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It's still nice to see players from LSU play when you're watch MLB games.
















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Wow that Albert "don't call me Joey " Belle picture is from MLB vault from WAY back





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Billy Ray Valentine
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Having former players in MLB is nice but overrated.
The '96/'97 teams (best stretch in the history of the school) had how many true MLBers (other than guys that got a sniff)?

...& those teams include plenty of guys that played on the '98 team that was very close to winning it all again.

(it always amazed me how that dominant stretch produced so little professional success in comparison, say, to the teams of the mid/late '80s)






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Considering their success, I was always amazed that more Skip recruits didn't make a dent in the majors. The best players like Furniss, Cresse, Larson did jack in the pros.





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Anyone know how Anthony Ranaudo is doing in the Minors? Any chance he gets bumped up any time soon?





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Fontenot,Theriot,Wilson





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Scouting Report: Was considered the top pitcher in the entire draft class and the second-best overall draft prospect heading into the 2010 season after going 12-3 with a 3.04 ERA and striking out 159 batters in 124.1 innings in 2009, on the way to leading LSU to a national championship. Fell to Red Sox due to forearm injury. Highly projectable arm with frame to withstand the rigors of starting at the professional level. High 3/4 arm slot. Fastball sits 91-93 mph and tops out at 95 mph. Projection to add sitting velocity as he gets stronger. Fringe-average-to-average fastball command. Can open shoulder early, which leads to reduced command in spells. Inconsistent downward leverage. Arm drag reduces velocity and ability to stay on top of the ball. Has struggled keeping delivery consistent, which has caused both fastball command and velocity to regress in 2012. Has consistently had trouble holding velocity above 89-91 mph for extended stretches. 78-82 mph hammer curveball grades as plus. Tight rotation and excellent depth through the strike zone. Able to bury out of the strike zone or drop it in for a strike. Outstanding feel for his curveball. Future swing and miss pitch at major league level. Below-average 81-83 mph changeup. Varying arm-speed causes change to approach plate flat, with little drop. Can show feel and fade, but needs work honing offering. Average potential. Lack of development with pitch will push him to a bullpen role. Appears to over-think things. Needs to be more loose. Still learning to incorporate lower half into pitching mechanics. Has some rigidness in delivery, which can wear him out after laboring. Room for growth as becomes more polished. Third starter ceiling at major league level.






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Fontenot,Theriot,Wilson


Cut, cut, cut






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Brad Hawpe’s ongoing comeback attempt has a new home, as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the veteran first baseman/outfielder has signed a minor-league deal with the Angels.

Hawpe has struggled to come back from elbow surgery and didn’t play in the majors at all last season. He was released by the Rangers in the middle of last season and then got released by the Pirates in the middle of spring training this year.



So maybe Hawpe can come back






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Fontenot is playing for the Durham Bulls, Triple A Rays.





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LSU has the least current MLB players than any SEC school
Who cares about MLB?






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ESPN is at it again





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Where is Ryan Schimpf? Will we see him again in the MLB? I was actually one of his first baseball coaches, having coached him in jefferson parish back in the early 1990's . Bertuccinni was a teammate also ( or possibly he played a year before ). I continued coaching select baseball when I moved to Lafayette for work. My second year in Lafayette I put a strong travel team together that included none other than Mikey Mahtook. These kids were 9 yrs old at the time. I helped them pursue their dreams, nurtured their absolute love for the game and propelled forward their desire to ultimately excel at this sport. Watching them play at that age is fascinating; when they go airborne diving for a ball with arms outstretched, they really do think its the World Series out there and they are the league's MVP. At that age, the future still lies ahead, the future is unwritten. They are free to harness themselves to those dreams and aspirations each and every time they step between the lines for the challenge, for the competition and for simply the excitement the game generates.





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