Thursday, June 16, 2005

Beesball: Will we see David Duncan

David Duncan quite the pitcher, but will he suit up for the Jackets?

DUNCAN WATCH: New Richmond senior pitcher David Duncan went 9-1 with a 0.65 ERA this spring, and he was projected to be selected during rounds 2-5 in the Major League Baseball draft. "In preseason, we had 15 scouts just watching him throw in a scrimmage," New Richmond coach Brian Benzinger said. "Something tells me that's not how they handle 10th-round picks." It's not, but Duncan's financial demands played a part in him slipping to the 14th round (Minnesota Twins). Three teams offered to pick Duncan in the second round on draft day, but Duncan's family wanted about $150,000 more than the $500,000 most teams offered. Duncan will go to Georgia Tech if he can't strike a pro deal.