Loyal Flexicans know that we love us some prospects. If there's a 3% chance that some pimply-faced Oregon prep shortstop might be awesome one day, sign us up. Granted, with those odds, you have to cast a pretty wide net to hit the jackpot even once. That's why we employ the best fleet of scouts that the Mad Librarian's poker winnings can buy.
And every once in a while, our scouts turn up a doozy. Introducing outfielder Erik Hashrake.
One of our scouts, "Panama Hat" Harvey Chambliss, found Hashrake playing both ends of a doubleheader against some grizzled veterans in Florissant, MO. The Hat's notes follow:
Take that, Kevin Goldstein. Suck one, Baseball America. We just found ourselves a prospect. And it's only a matter of time before we get to say "we told you so." Stay tuned for more on this developing phenom, who we're already calling "the Developing Phenom."