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PBR JUCO Wire Podcast: IL, So. Idaho Scout Days; TCCAA Region VII, Panhandle & Mid-Florida Showcases

Mike Rosenbaum & Zach Day

In this loaded episode of the JUCO Wire Podcast, which is presented by Netting Professionals, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum and Zach Day remember the time in 2004 when Zach gave up a broken-bat home run to Adam Dunn. Zach also explains Hammer Score, the Prep Baseball Report's new pitch score for curveballs, and uses it to highlight three Junior College pitchers.

Next, David Seifert (14:41) joins Mike and Zach to explain what exactly goes into holding a PBR JUCO Scout Day (i.e., schedule, data-capture setup, etc.). After that, he shares his notes from recent Illinois Scout Days with John A. Logan, Kaskaskia and Lincoln Trail, replete with an in-depth breakdown of each program's top prospects. To close out the segment, the guys discuss some of the top teams and players from last month's TCCAA Region VII Showcase (TN) -- the latter featuring Zach's data-driven analysis on several pitchers worth following closely.

Mike & Zach then welcome PBR Nevada's Brett Harrison (48:17) to the show to recap his Scout Day at the College of Southern Idaho. Brett shares his thoughts on several of the program's top players, a group led Freshman INF/RHP Greyson Shafer, then previews the wealth of talent he expects to see at the College of Southern Nevada's upcoming Scout Day.

Last but certainly not least, Tad Slowik (1:11:51) returns from the Florida scouting trail to report on the better teams and prospects he saw at the Panhandle and Mid-Florida Conference Showcases. (Spoiler: the Florida JUCO scene has some dudes.) The guys go a bit tangential after Tad revives the term "dead-fish changeup," chatting about everything from the Giants-Dodgers NLDS matchup to Tad's dining preferences (or lack thereof) while driving across Florida.

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