Bone up on the basics of scouting before the draft.
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Revisit the first part of Kevin's scouting vocabulary primer, which covered the qualities that are evaluated when a scout looks at a prospect's hitting abilities. The piece was originally published as a Future Shock column on March 14, 2006.
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