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So assuming there’s no minor league ball til next year, if we sign him, where does he play/practice?

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heyzeus wrote:
June 11 20, 6:44 am
So assuming there’s no minor league ball til next year, if we sign him, where does he play/practice?
He could play for an independent league team - since they're not subject to the rules of MLB/MiLB, they can still have a shortened season - or essentially stay at extended spring training for the rest of the non-season and then play winter ball somewhere (I'm assuming there will be winter ball somewhere).

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JoeMcKim wrote:
June 11 20, 6:05 am
Moving Gorman for a guy who's not going to be ready for a few more years just makes no sense.
it would if it got us arenado

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JoeMcKim wrote:
June 11 20, 6:05 am
Moving Gorman for a guy who's not going to be ready for a few more years just makes no sense.
huh?

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go birds wrote:
June 11 20, 7:43 am
JoeMcKim wrote:
June 11 20, 6:05 am
Moving Gorman for a guy who's not going to be ready for a few more years just makes no sense.
it would if it got us arenado
Exactly.

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Masyn Winn

Going big time upside so far. I like it.

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Cards are killing the Razorbacks recruiting class!

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Was hoping Tink would stay a Hog
Not gonna happen

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One of the most talented pitchers to come through the Natural State in recent years has become the second Arkansas signee taken in the 2020 MLB Draft.

Markevian “Tink” Hence, a right-hander from Watson Chapel, was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round and with the 63rd overall pick on Thursday. That pick comes with a slot value of about $1.08 million.

Ranked the No. 60 recruit in the Class of 2020 by Perfect Game, Hence is just the fifth Arkansas high school player drafted in the first five rounds in the past two decades and the highest since Bryant’s Travis Wood went 60th overall in 2005.

He is also the third draft pick out of Watson Chapel in the last three years. Shortstop Gionti Turner and left-hander Kaleb Hill were taken in the 27th and 39th round, respectively, in 2018.

It is easy to see why St. Louis liked Hence enough to use one of its limited draft picks on him this year. Although he won’t turn 18 until August and has always played older competition, Hence has dominated everywhere he’s played.

As a junior in high school, he posted a 0.64 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings. He followed that up with an even better summer with the Arkansas Sticks organization, not allowing an earned run while racking up 41 strikeouts and only four walks in 18 innings across four appearances.

Hence did that with a fastball that already touches 96 miles per hour and his 6-foot-1, 172-pound frame projects even more velocity as he gets older and stronger.

He is the Razorbacks’ second signee selected on Day 2 of the draft, following Kingwood, Texas, two-way standout Masyn Winn (Cardinals, 2nd round)

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Lol so 2 Arkansas commits? That’s crazy

And all 3 are black guys, right? Not that it matters but that’s pretty cool for a team that was knocked for no black guys before dexter signed.

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