In attempt to avoid the "who is that?" inquiry on the first day of the draft, Keith Law and I both are trying to make sure we talk to clubs as much as possible to get all of the names being considered for the first 100 or so selections. While there will always be surprises, we certainly hope to avoid them. Some names we haven't mentioned in this blog yet that are getting a lot of attention from scouts include The Citadel ace Asher Wojciechowski and Michael Kvasnicka, a catcher at the University of Minnesota. Wojciechowski is 7-0 with a 2.62 ERA and 68-16 K/BB ratio in 48 innings, and sitting in the low-90s. What's more, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound right-hander is holding his velocity deep into his starts -- a sign scouts absolutely love to see. "That's huge," said one area scout, "a lot of arms can throw hard for a few innings, but after 80 or 85 pitches is the tell for the high school pitchers." Kvasnicka, a converted outfielder and switch hitter, is batting .327/.429/.600 with a 21-6 BB/K ratio and 18 extra-base hits. He throws well and is a solid athlete, according to one club's scouting coordinator. "He's got a chance to be a real good one," he said. "He's a very intelligent player, too."
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