Found May 16, 2013 on
Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
TRENTON, N.J. – Almost any Yankees fan knows the story behind the story of Slade Heathcott, blue-chip outfield prospect with a world of talent.
Heathcott, whose faith and girlfriend have shown him a path he can follow with comfort and confidence, is facing a key season with the Double-A Trenton Thunder.
The 22-year-old native of Texarkana, Texas, is finding, despite accolades as a prospect, it all doesn’t come easy in the world of professional baseball.
“I watch myself on video and talk with (Trenton hitting) coach Justin Turner, and I see just how much I have to work on,’’ said Heathcott, who entered Trenton’s Thursday morning game batting .216 (25-for-116) with one homer and 14 RBIs.
That home run, by the way, which came a few weeks ago at ARM&HAMMER Park in Trenton, easily cleared the right-field fence and almost landed in the Delaware River. It was a glimpse of the power Heathcott can unleash from the left side if all is working as it could.
“That’s exactly w...
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To give credit to Harry, he made good contact:
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