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  1. Thanks for these. I find them really interesting!

    Comment by Gregory — December 15, 2011 @ 9:22 am

  2. great read. Will be interesting this season to see if Neil Walker’s defense at 2B improves AGAIN like it did last year dramatically. We were all hoping it would because his rookie season was the first time he ever played 2B. Another 10+ game improvement wouldn’t be out of the question for the 2012 Buccos if these key 4 players improve

    Comment by Mingy — December 15, 2011 @ 9:37 am

  3. This is such a fantastic series. I can’t stand Hurdle as a manager, but I think getting scouting reports from managers gives a lot of insight into how they operate. Hurdle barely mentioned physical attributes, which is both very interesting and I think telling about his decision making process (without going into detail, because I don’t think he deserves to be bashed). I think from a projection standpoint, one can take into account a detailed scouting report of a star-caliber player like McCutchen and combine that with scouting reports from outsiders to feel more confident about some of the more optimistic projections. Thanks for this.

    Comment by Paul — December 15, 2011 @ 9:38 am

  4. Great read, thanks for this. I’m actually amazed Hurdle made it a full two sentences before bringing up Walker’s “ability to hunt RBI”…sigh.

    Comment by Annie — December 15, 2011 @ 9:56 am

  5. What’s his report on Chris Iannetta? For the love of god, what was so bad about Chris Iannetta?

    Comment by Mario Mendoza of posters — December 15, 2011 @ 10:37 am

  6. thank you, David!

    Comment by gonfalon — December 15, 2011 @ 11:14 am

  7. This was a great read, thanks a lot.

    Comment by Pat — December 15, 2011 @ 11:58 am

  8. Nicely done…

    Comment by TonyPenaforHOF — December 15, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

  9. I think Hurdle’s work with Alvarez this season will be the most important individual project he’s ever undertaken as manager. Alvarez has the upside to be an elite hitter, but his ceiling–as we saw last year–is stunningly horrible. I hope Hurdle helps him responds to the adjustments the rest of the league made against him last season.

    Comment by Kirsh — December 15, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

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