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Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Draft Focus: Billy McKinney
Friday, May 03, 2013
Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect. Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.
Billy McKinney Perfect Game profile
Birthdate: Aug. 23, 1994
High School: Plano West Senior
City, State: Plano, Texas
Travel Team: DBAT Mustangs
Commitment: Texas Christian
Projected Draft Round: 1S-2
It’s no secret in scouting that sometimes timing and luck play a role in getting a player drafted. Scouting directors and cross-checkers, the decision makers when it comes to the top round draft picks, often don’t get multiple looks at a player during the spring. And everyone, no matter how talented, has a bad day now and again. For a high school hitter, it can be even worse, as most top prospect high school hitters are pitched around, thrown a steady diet of breaking balls, or both. The top high school hitters get used to regular extra batting practice sessions before or after games in the spring just for the national level scouts.
Timing and simple good fortune have definitely played a role in Perfect Game All-American outfielder Billy McKinney’s spring.
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