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ASU Baseball to hold MLB Scout Day Tuesday

Jonesboro (ASU) – The Arkansas State baseball team will get a chance to showcase their talents in front of Major League scouts when the Red Wolves program will host their annual pro day Tuesday at Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field.

The event will give pro scouts a chance to get a preview of the talent on the A-State roster prior to the start of the 2010 season. This past June ASU had two players chosen in the MLB Draft. Murray Watts was selected by the Kansas City Royals and Drew Benes was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals

"We are excited about the opportunity for Major League Baseball Scouts to evaluate and watch our team compete on Tuesday," said head coach Tommy Raffo. "We are expecting about 16 MLB organizations to be represented, including the MLB Scouting bureau.  Our players look forward to fulfilling a dream with a chance to compete at the professional level." 

The Arkansas State baseball team has been in fall camp since Sept. 21. Scout Day is scheduled to get underway at 3:00 p.m., with players being timed in a 60-yard dash, taking batting practice and going through infield and outfield drills.  Evaluation activities will end with a four inning game, with Arkansas State's draft-eligible pitchers all taking the mound during the scrimmage.

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