Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HI NOTES: Tigers Past & Future


Draft Preview: RHP Devin Williams (Hazelwood West HS) (Prep Baseball Report)
Few players in the Class of 2013 have generated and maintained as much buzz and hype as RHP Devin Williams from Hazelwood West HS (MO) . The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Williams has a long and lanky frame, with long legs and free and easy arm action. The ball jumps out of his hand with an effortless delivery.
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Williams has developed from a player who could just throw hard, to a pitcher who has a grasp on the art of pitching...

Westminster's Bond makes early pledge (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder, who lives in South County, said he also received some recruiting attention from Ole Miss, but that it was the Tigers from the start.

Among the reasons Bond committed to Mizzou were that his older brother played there, he was happy with school’s move to the Southeastern Conference and his close friend and high school classmate, Shane Benes, also has pledged to play for the Tigers beginning in the fall semester of 2014...

Tigers sign pitcher Max Scherzer, avoid arbitration (Detroit News)
The Tigers avoided an arbitration hearing with pitcher Max Scherzer on Monday by meeting him halfway.

They signed him to a one-year contract for $6.725 million, splitting the difference between the $6.05 million they initially offered and the $7.4 million he was seeking...

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