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With Francisco Lindor already in the show, a look at the next players who will help the Tribe burn on.

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September 4, 2015 7:06 am

Field Generals: The Fall Window

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Ian Frazer

The challenges of the regular season are more obvious for college coaches, yet the fall is where things start to come into focus.

I’ve said in this space before that coaching is essentially the practice of making adjustments in the best way possible, and Brian O’Connor, head coach of the 2015 College World Series champion Virginia Cavaliers, would agree.

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July 13, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 13, 2015

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BP Prospect Staff

Anthony Alford is one of the more underrated prospects in baseball. Notes on him and more.

Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin)
It’s never been a question of athletic talent with Alford – the 2012 third-round selection was one of the most highly recruited dual-threat quarterbacks before he committed to Southern Miss. Unfortunately for Alford, the football career didn’t work out, and it hurt his baseball development before he gave up the “other” sport in 2014.

It appears the light has clicked for Alford in 2015 though, and several scouts have told me he’s looked like one of the most improved prospects of the summer. Alford has always been a plus-plus runner, but his swing has shortened and incorporates more of his strong lower half, which has allowed him to put the ball into the gaps and his speed to work. As he adds more loft to his swing, those doubles (20 this year) should go further, and 15 to 20 homer seasons are not out of the questions.


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One of the top collegiate arms squared off with one of the nation's best squads last weekend; here are eyewitness accounts of players who stood out.

I was down in Charlottesville this weekend for the highly anticipated matchup between Virginia and East Carolina, featuring one of the top arms in the draft class, Jeff Hoffman (East Carolina), and one of the deepest teams in the country in UVA. While there were plenty of 2014 draft eligibles on display, Virginia’s impact talent stretches to the 2015 and 2016 classes, as well. We’ll have some additional notes on ECU players, as well as further collegiate and prep updates, in next Monday’s extended Draft Ten Pack.

Player Spotlight: Jeff Hoffman (RHP, East Carolina)

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