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Top Pick Not Thinking About The Draft

Top Pick Not Thinking About The Draft

The good thing about being ranked No. 1 in anything is that you are considered to be the cream of the crop. However, there comes a downfall to being the best player in the country. Everyone will be breaking down your game, your mechanics, your attitude off the field, and any other possible aspect of your game as they try to disprove your No. 1 ranking. That is exactly what occurred with Jordan Walden this past summer.

Walden was pitching in the Area Code Games, one of many summer showcases for the top prospects in the nation. These games were held August 6-10 at Blair Field in Long Beach, California. Scouts came to watch Walden, a 6-foot-4, 185 pounder, throw his blazing fastball, which has touched 97 MPH during his high school season. However, the buzz was not circling around Walden's blazing fastball...

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