SI Vault
Peter Gammons
June 08, 1987
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June 08, 1987


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As you read all the sparkling promises about the phenoms taken in Tuesday's draft, be advised that in no other major sport is the draft such an uncertain science. Eric Davis wasn't even put in the Major League Scouting Bureau file. According to Texas assistant G.M. Wayne Krivsky, " Davis was late coming out due to basketball, and he was a skinny shortstop with bad hands." The Scouting Bureau listed an Indiana kid before the 1979 draft, noting that he had only a "fair attitude towards the game" and describing him as "a marginal prospect at best." Name? Don Mattingly.

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