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Scouting Reports: Guess the player

We dug up some old scouting reports from eight current Major League players. Can you figure out which comments apply to the current big leaguer?

Who is this?   1. Derek Jeter  2. Omar Vizquel  3. Nomar Garciaparra



56k | 300k
5-11, 165, Shortstop: Line-drive hitter with alley power. Quick feet and hands. Quick first step. Weak upper body. Lacks home-run power. Does not have frame to project much strength. Too flashy at times. Actions do not flow at shortstop. Shows arm strength, but appears to lack confidence in infield throws. Good instincts for ball. May be better suited for center field. Power listed as "3" (well below Major League average). Agility rated "excellent" but physical maturity only "fair."
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Who is this?   1. Alex Rodriguez  2. Pokey Reese  3. Derek Jeter



56k | 300k
6-3, 170, shortstop: Slender build. Easy runner. Base-stealing potential. Quick release. Sound approach to hitting, makes contact. Quick hands, needs to smooth out hitting mechanics. Lacks strength at this time with bat. All the tools to be shortstop at Major League level. Instincts. Has nose for position. Born to play shortstop. Natural, easy-flowing ability. Bat is only question mark. Will come around with added maturity. All-Star status likely.
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Who is this?   1. Roger Clemens  2. Matt Morris  3. Kerry Wood



56k | 300k
6-5, 210, RHP: Long, lean body. Deceptive, boring fastball. Very aggressive. Power pitcher. Big time, old-fashioned late break downer curve. Has idea, tough when works in. Inconsistent command mostly with curveball. Has arm, size and tools to be dominant starter. Control will decide progress.
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Who is this?   1. Jason Giambi  2. Carlos Pena  3. Mike Sweeney



56k | 300k
6-2, 210, 1B: Big, strong well-developed athletic build. Short, quick, slight uppercut contact stroke. Drives ball, home run power. Sure hands, smooth, accurate arm. Makes all plays. Runs well under way. Outstanding young man and family. Good student. Potential every-day Major Leaguer.
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Who is this?   1. Manny Ramirez  2. Edgar Martinez  3. Gary Sheffield



56k | 300k
6-1, 185, OF: Strong, athletic body. Thick, powerful thighs. Best hitting potential with power to all fields seen in past five years. Very aggressive at plate. Good instincts. Future plus home run power potential. Has everything to be good Major League hitter. Strong, loose, great bat speed, quick into zone, long extension. Can be overanxious. Good kid, hungry to play. Played both third base and outfield, better in outfield. Natural ability, definite hitting prospect.
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Who is this?   1. Kevin Brown  2. Josh Beckett  3. Todd Van Poppel



56k | 300k
6-5, 185, RHP: Large frame. Long, slender build. Fastball (89-94) very good with exploding life at end. Easy, fluid arm with excellent delivery mechanics. Curveball rotation tight with down-type bite. Just give him the ball and let him pitch. Fastball projected to be an "8." No apparent weaknesses. Awesome.
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Who is this?   1. Kerry Wood  2. Darren Dreifort  3. Mark Mulder



56k | 300k
6-4, 185, RHP: Tall, slender body. Loose, quick arm action. Average fastball with riding life, occasional sink. Tight-rotating 3/4 biting curveball. Solid delivery. Good command of pitches. Fastball mostly 83-86. Future Major League starter, 15-game winner with normal development. Above average in fastball, fastball movement, poise, baseball instincts and aggressiveness.
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Who is this?   1. Jamie Moyer  2. Barry Zito  3. Darryl Kile



56k | 300k
6-3, 200, LHP: Large frame. Long limbs. Ideal pitcher's build. Fastball mostly 86-87 with riding life. Varies speeds on big, rolling 3/4 downer curve. Lacks command of all pitches, up with fastball and change. Deceptive velocity with sailing life. Misses bats. Non-athlete, doesn't cover much ground. Fastball will touch average. Needs to firm up curve. Works hard, well-prepared, good competitor. Stylish lefty with impressive command. Making of quality pitcher
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