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Friday officially started at 8am when Ron Shandler welcomed everyone to the 17th annual First Pitch Arizona conference. His welcome included a rundown of the weekend’s events, an introduction of the speakers that will be appearing over the next few days and a speech that somehow managed to tie together the names Osama Bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi and Adam Dunn.
You had to be there I guess.
The first speakers of the day were Jason Grey of ESPN and Kimball Crosley, a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays. Being someone who loves the minor leagues, listening to those two talk about some of the top prospects in the AFL was a little slice of heaven. John Sickels of MinorLeagueBall.com and Rob Gordon of BaseballHQ.com then joined Jason Grey for a panel discussion of how to evaluate prospects for fantasy baseball purposes. Now that’s quite a cast.
Without revealing any privileged information, I can say that some of what was presented helped to reaffirm my thoughts on several players and to ...
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