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The land of radar guns & stopwatches, Part 1

This time of the year, scouts generally take up a nice chunk of the seats behind homeplate at any major league or minor league game. We spent a night among the scouts and found out some interesting things about how they view the Phillies organization.

"Curveball," said one scout as Austin Hyatt was coming to the end of his wind-up. Sure enough, a curveball broke off, resulting in a swing and a miss. One scout, a veteran with an AL Central team, had picked up that Hyatt was tipping his curveball and wondered aloud why the opposing hitters hadn't picked up on what he had discovered. "Sometimes, you can get away with that at Double-A, but in the...

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