At this time last year, Billy McCarthy was knocking on the door of the big leagues. Here is McCarthy's player profile from last winter, which shows how close he was to making an impact in Atlanta. But an injury-plagued 2005 season resulted in him being taken off the 40-man roster back in November.
Click here to listen to Bill Shanks interview McCarthy, as he prepares to bounce back from major ankle surgery and regain his status as a top prospect.
The podcast is titled, "Billy McCarthy Interview." Click on the headset with the podcast dated January 17th.
Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. You can email Bill at email@example.com.
Audio Podcast: Billy McCarthy Interview
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