Bird Figuring It Out

CHARLESTON, SC - After starting out as a catcher, number 32 Gregory Bird of the Charleston RiverDogs is now the team's first baseman. With his success fluctuating this season as far as at-bats and strikeouts, Bird is confident that it is all part of the game and that he can always pick himself up when he falls. Overall, the Aurora, Colorado native is positive about his season so far.

"It's been good," Bird said. "The first half went well, I've stayed healthy. We made a little playoff push in the first half that didn't quite work out, so in the second half we're going to try again, and hopefully it works out better for us.

"I feel good at the plate lately. I've been swinging it well, just sticking with my approach and getting pitches to hit, so it's been working out for me lately."

"I think he's doing a solid job," Charleston hitting coach P.J. Pilittere said. "He's been really good when he tries to be himself, which has been consistent as well as how he goes about his business, and regardless of if he's feeling good at the plate or struggling a little bit. You know what you're going to get from him everyday, he has a good and focused effort, and prepares really well."

He's hitting .273 this season with a team-high eleven home runs, 24 doubles, 60 walks, and 53 RBIs.

"My impressions of Bird have been really good," manager Al Pedrique added. "The way this kid respects the game and works and prepares himself is amazing for a young guy; he's only twenty years old. He takes everything he does on the field very seriously and in the weight room and with his weight program he follows as he's supposed to.

"When he does early hitting and defense he does like he's playing the game, which is how it should be because you create good work habits and that's what he has. He's a true professional on the field and I hope he continues working the way he has and hopefully he will end up with a good year."

All season long though Bird has had some cold spells followed by some hot spells. Just in the last nine games he went hitless for five games before clubbing three home runs in the next three games, and it's indicative of the kind of season he's had overall.

"He's just like anyone else, he can break down mechanically or sometimes he can try and do too much," Pilittere explianed. "We noticed that his hands were kind of in a different spot than they were a couple months ago, so we tried to show him some video and get him back to where he was when he was going good, and it seems to have worked since he's been pretty hot this last week."

"I think it's just baseball," Bird said. "It's part of the game dealing with the ups and downs and learning from it, and going from there. You can do everything right in a game and not get any hits, so you just have to stick with your plan and work through it, and it gets better."

Bird's strikeouts have been high too this season, striking out 89 times in 84 games thus far, but his coaches are confident that Bird knows exactly what to do when he's at the plate, and how to recover if something doesn't work out.

"I'm just going up there and trying to get my pitch to hit, and if I don't get it then I'm trying to battle," Bird said. "If it doesn't work out for me, then I guess so be it.

"You can always cut down on them I guess but it's not something that I'm really worried about at this point, so it's been a good year."

"I think a good majority of his strikes are on called three strikes, or I think his swing and miss strikeouts come from being late at times. But when his mechanics aren't there where he wants them to be he's going to feel awkward," Pilittere added.

"I'd say some of them are pitches that are borderline strikes that at a higher level are probably going to be balls, and then some of them are just normal. I'd say he's got a pretty good plan, probably one of the better of any other players in this league, and I don't think he's going up there to walk by any means, he's going up there to be productive."

It's possible that Bird may know the strike zone better than the person calling the strikes in his games, but again, there is confidence that Bird can overcome anything at the plate if he keeps moving forward.

"I think there is some validity in the player knowing the strike zone better," Pilittere opined. "I think as he gets older his strike zone numbers will come down, I don't think he's going to be a guy that strikes out twenty or thirty times. He's going to strike out a little bit because he is going to develop into more of a power hitter, but I think they'll go down.

"His strikeouts aren't alarming, at least they aren't to me, I know he has a relatively high number. I think he's going to be fine."

Bird is very optimistic in his game and believes that all he can do is practice and go out there and be the best he can be, and so be it to all the rest.

"Its just baseball. I just go out and try and hit, and like I said get a pitch to hit, and hit it hard. Other than that it's out of my hands, whether I hit it right, left, or center, it goes over the fence or doesn't, I can't control that," Bird said.

"He's been making some adjustments at the plate," Pedrique said. "Sometimes he thinks too much to do what he's capable of doing, driving the ball the other way and trying to use the whole field. For a kid who just made the switch from catcher to first base, I think that he's done so much better the second half.

"There is still room in there for improvement, and he will because he's only twenty. He's very smart and a good listener, and I'm sure he's going to keep continuing working hard.

"He's one of the kids we don't need to remind of what he has to do to get better or how to play the game, he has to prepare himself to play 162 games plus playoffs, so I'm sure by the time the season is over with he's going to end with a good year."

"He's starting to get hot and figure himself out, he's gone through a couple of rough patches and come out the other side pretty well," Pilittere added. "That's a good learning lesson for guys to struggle a little and come out with success, so the next time a rough patch comes, which is inevitable, it will be easier for him to adjust. He'll be fine."

Are you a monthly or 3-month subscriber to PinstripesPlus.com? Why not get two months free AND get 4 issues of our PinstripesPlus Magazine included by becoming an annual subscriber? Upgrade today to get the most out of your subscription.

Become an annual subscriber today!


Pinstripes Plus Top Stories

\r\n \r\n\r\n\"It's been good,\" Bird said. \"The first half went well, I've stayed healthy. We made a little playoff push in the first half that didn't quite work out, so in the second half we're going to try again, and hopefully it works out better for us.
\r\n
\r\n\"I feel good at the plate lately. I've been swinging it well, just sticking with my approach and getting pitches to hit, so it's been working out for me lately.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"I think he's doing a solid job,\" Charleston hitting coach P.J. Pilittere said. \"He's been really good when he tries to be himself, which has been consistent as well as how he goes about his business, and regardless of if he's feeling good at the plate or struggling a little bit. You know what you're going to get from him everyday, he has a good and focused effort, and prepares really well.\"
\r\n
\r\nHe's hitting .273 this season with a team-high eleven home runs, 24 doubles, 60 walks, and 53 RBIs.
\r\n
\r\n\"My impressions of Bird have been really good,\" manager Al Pedrique added. \"The way this kid respects the game and works and prepares himself is amazing for a young guy; he's only twenty years old. He takes everything he does on the field very seriously and in the weight room and with his weight program he follows as he's supposed to.
\r\n
\r\n\"When he does early hitting and defense he does like he's playing the game, which is how it should be because you create good work habits and that's what he has. He's a true professional on the field and I hope he continues working the way he has and hopefully he will end up with a good year.\"
\r\n
\r\nAll season long though Bird has had some cold spells followed by some hot spells. Just in the last nine games he went hitless for five games before clubbing three home runs in the next three games, and it's indicative of the kind of season he's had overall.
\r\n
\r\n\"He's just like anyone else, he can break down mechanically or sometimes he can try and do too much,\" Pilittere explianed. \"We noticed that his hands were kind of in a different spot than they were a couple months ago, so we tried to show him some video and get him back to where he was when he was going good, and it seems to have worked since he's been pretty hot this last week.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"I think it's just baseball,\" Bird said. \"It's part of the game dealing with the ups and downs and learning from it, and going from there. You can do everything right in a game and not get any hits, so you just have to stick with your plan and work through it, and it gets better.\"
\r\n
\r\nBird's strikeouts have been high too this season, striking out 89 times in 84 games thus far, but his coaches are confident that Bird knows exactly what to do when he's at the plate, and how to recover if something doesn't work out.
\r\n
\r\n\"I'm just going up there and trying to get my pitch to hit, and if I don't get it then I'm trying to battle,\" Bird said. \"If it doesn't work out for me, then I guess so be it.
\r\n
\r\n\"You can always cut down on them I guess but it's not something that I'm really worried about at this point, so it's been a good year.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"I think a good majority of his strikes are on called three strikes, or I think his swing and miss strikeouts come from being late at times. But when his mechanics aren't there where he wants them to be he's going to feel awkward,\" Pilittere added.
\r\n
\r\n\"I'd say some of them are pitches that are borderline strikes that at a higher level are probably going to be balls, and then some of them are just normal. I'd say he's got a pretty good plan, probably one of the better of any other players in this league, and I don't think he's going up there to walk by any means, he's going up there to be productive.\"
\r\n
\r\nIt's possible that Bird may know the strike zone better than the person calling the strikes in his games, but again, there is confidence that Bird can overcome anything at the plate if he keeps moving forward.
\r\n
\r\n\"I think there is some validity in the player knowing the strike zone better,\" Pilittere opined. \"I think as he gets older his strike zone numbers will come down, I don't think he's going to be a guy that strikes out twenty or thirty times. He's going to strike out a little bit because he is going to develop into more of a power hitter, but I think they'll go down.
\r\n
\r\n\"His strikeouts aren't alarming, at least they aren't to me, I know he has a relatively high number. I think he's going to be fine.\"
\r\n
\r\nBird is very optimistic in his game and believes that all he can do is practice and go out there and be the best he can be, and so be it to all the rest.
\r\n
\r\n\"Its just baseball. I just go out and try and hit, and like I said get a pitch to hit, and hit it hard. Other than that it's out of my hands, whether I hit it right, left, or center, it goes over the fence or doesn't, I can't control that,\" Bird said.
\r\n
\r\n\"He's been making some adjustments at the plate,\" Pedrique said. \"Sometimes he thinks too much to do what he's capable of doing, driving the ball the other way and trying to use the whole field. For a kid who just made the switch from catcher to first base, I think that he's done so much better the second half.
\r\n
\r\n\"There is still room in there for improvement, and he will because he's only twenty. He's very smart and a good listener, and I'm sure he's going to keep continuing working hard.
\r\n
\r\n\"He's one of the kids we don't need to remind of what he has to do to get better or how to play the game, he has to prepare himself to play 162 games plus playoffs, so I'm sure by the time the season is over with he's going to end with a good year.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"He's starting to get hot and figure himself out, he's gone through a couple of rough patches and come out the other side pretty well,\" Pilittere added. \"That's a good learning lesson for guys to struggle a little and come out with success, so the next time a rough patch comes, which is inevitable, it will be easier for him to adjust. He'll be fine.\"
\r\n
\r\n

\r\n \r\n \r\n \r\n\r\n
\r\n

Are you a monthly or 3-month subscriber to PinstripesPlus.com? Why not get two months free AND get 4 issues of our PinstripesPlus Magazine included by becoming an annual subscriber? Upgrade today to get the most out of your subscription.

\r\n

\r\n

Become an annual subscriber today!

\t\r\n\r\n","skipOnMobile":true,"skipOnMobileReason":"Unsupported Markup","unsupportedMarkup":"ImageInsideAnchor","media":[],"dateOverride":"2013-07-16T20:25:00","authorOverride":"Kristen Klimek","role":"Charleston Beat Writer","isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":true,"hotNamesLinked":true,"storyImage":"[MEDIA:1199285]","mainImage":{"url":"[MEDIA:1199285]"},"thumbnailImage":"[THUMBNAIL:1199285]","heroImage":{},"authorImage":"","tags":[],"nodes":["6923562","313302"],"isActive":true,"inActiveAndMemberHasPublishRights":false,"createdOn":"2013-07-16T20:41:37.473","createdById":"411744","modifiedOn":"2015-12-18T13:36:16.027","modifiedBy":"51458","imgs":[],"viewStats":[{"from":"2015-07-10T13:00:00","to":"2015-07-10T14:00:00","count":8},{"from":"2015-11-22T20:00:00","to":"2015-11-22T21:00:00","count":2}],"hasVideo":false,"brandUnsafe":false,"breakingNews":false},"editorsChoice":{"siteUrls":[],"networkUrls":["http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/story/1711260-scout-s-top-5-hs-recruit-highlights-week-6","http://www.scout.com/story/1710624-odell-beckham-jr-sideline-tantrum-backfires","http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/story/1711551-best-coaching-fit-lsu","http://www.scout.com/nfl/story/1710816-watch-nfl-top-plays-of-week-3"],"topRibbonWidgets":[],"carouselStoryUrls":["http://www.scout.com/mlb/yankees/story/1711626-top-farm-system-can-still-be-better","http://www.scout.com/mlb/yankees/story/1710900-the-breakouts-that-haven-t-happened-yet","http://www.scout.com/mlb/yankees/story/1698722-looking-back-first-sanchez-scouting-report","http://www.scout.com/mlb/yankees/story/1708759-stock-rising-stock-falling","http://www.scout.com/mlb/yankees/story/1707076-top-five-seriously-underrated-seasons"],"storyStreamUrls":[],"storyStreamBlacklistUrls":[],"videoStories":[{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1696877","siteId":"264","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"indians","siteFolder":"/mlb/indians","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/indians/story/1696877-a-bloop-and-a-blast-game-117","shortUrl":"http://indians.scout.com/story/1696877","siteName":"Indians Baseball Insider","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Cleveland","title":"A Bloop and a Blast: Game 117","subtitle":"","seotitle":"\"A Bloop and a Blast\" from Cleveland's 3-1 win on Tuesday","caption":"","deck":"\"A Bloop and a Blast\" from Cleveland's 3-1 win over Chicago on Tuesday night.","dateOverride":"2016-08-16T20:45:12-07:00","authorOverride":"Hayden Grove","role":"Browns/Indians/Cavs Reporter","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/08/16/USATSI_9474002_168381207_lowres.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"17293f0d-e849-445b-a6d2-14f4d2fb8ee9","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/16/USATSI_9474002_168381207_lowres.jpg","title":"Andrew Miller","alt":"","description":"Andrew Miller","credit":"USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":55,"focalPointY":22,"width":1877,"height":1296},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"17293f0d-e849-445b-a6d2-14f4d2fb8ee9","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/16/USATSI_9474002_168381207_lowres.jpg","title":"Andrew Miller","alt":"","description":"Andrew Miller","credit":"USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":55,"focalPointY":22,"width":1877,"height":1296},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/Screen%20Shot%202015-10-09%20at%2011.06.02%20PM.png","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkyNjg2NzY","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzkyNjg2NzY","name":"Andrew Miller following two-inning, 16-pitch outing on Tuesday","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkyNjg2NzY","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2082234","externalId":"39268676","publishDate":"2016-08-17T04:31:34.990065Z","durationMilliseconds":83000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_13a6f46de93bb80486eb0592115ed712.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Andrew Miller following two-inning, 16-pitch outing on Tuesday"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1692748","siteId":"243","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"mlb","siteFolder":"/mlb","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/story/1692748-mlb-midseason-award-projections","shortUrl":"http://foxs.pt/2b29jgD","siteName":"Scout MLB Network","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"MLB","title":"MLB Midseason Award Projections","subtitle":"","seotitle":"MLB Midseason Award Projections","caption":"","deck":"Corey Seager and David Ortiz may need help clearing space on their trophy shelves after this season.","dateOverride":"2016-08-08T14:34:16-07:00","authorOverride":"George Stockburger","role":"","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/07/08/corey%20seager.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"17ff8c0e-0dfc-46a3-8421-7f897302ad80","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/08/corey%20seager.jpg","title":"Corey Seager","alt":"","credit":"Rick Scuteri / USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":56,"focalPointY":16,"width":1737,"height":1315},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"17ff8c0e-0dfc-46a3-8421-7f897302ad80","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/08/corey%20seager.jpg","title":"Corey Seager","alt":"","credit":"Rick Scuteri / USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":56,"focalPointY":16,"width":1737,"height":1315},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/05/23/10665851_10204061742175354_2205307196517232132_n.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgwNTY4NzE","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzgwNTY4NzE","name":"MLB Youth Movement","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgwNTY4NzE","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/1769642","externalId":"38056871","publishDate":"2016-07-13T18:28:27.713723Z","durationMilliseconds":46000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_c30df62d1c1bb9c87f0a96c2e95914e3.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"MLB Youth Movement"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1691495","siteId":"243","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"mlb","siteFolder":"/mlb","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/story/1691495-mlb-trade-deadline-who-went-where","shortUrl":"http://at.scout.com/2aqfw1c","siteName":"Scout MLB Network","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"MLB","title":"MLB Trade Deadline: Who Went Where?","subtitle":"","seotitle":"MLB Trade Deadline Recap","caption":"","deck":"A myriad of trades were made at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline as teams prepare for their final push towards the post-season.","dateOverride":"2016-08-01T13:45:54-07:00","authorOverride":"George Stockburger","role":"","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/07/31/Jay-Bruce-970X646.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"7a8c306e-6330-4472-ab89-ec338cf3ee0c","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/31/Jay-Bruce-970X646.jpg","title":"Jay Bruce","alt":"","credit":"Benny Sieu / USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":85,"focalPointY":16,"width":970,"height":646},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"7a8c306e-6330-4472-ab89-ec338cf3ee0c","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/31/Jay-Bruce-970X646.jpg","title":"Jay Bruce","alt":"","credit":"Benny Sieu / USA TODAY Sports","focalPointX":85,"focalPointY":16,"width":970,"height":646},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/05/23/10665851_10204061742175354_2205307196517232132_n.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgzMTE0Mjk","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzgzMTE0Mjk","name":"Indians introduce new LHP Andrew Miller","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgzMTE0Mjk","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2063650","externalId":"38311429","publishDate":"2016-08-01T19:50:34.637559Z","durationMilliseconds":120000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_55fd0a7627b04d1d1e869f2b619bfe61.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Indians introduce new LHP Andrew Miller"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":true},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1691447","siteId":"264","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"indians","siteFolder":"/mlb/indians","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/indians/story/1691447-miller-ready-for-big-moments-in-cleveland","shortUrl":"http://at.scout.com/2aqMB0l","siteName":"Indians Baseball Insider","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Cleveland","title":"Miller ready for big moments in Cleveland","subtitle":"","seotitle":"New Indians reliever Andrew Miller is looking forward to pitching in big moments for Cleveland's bolstered bullpen","caption":"","deck":"The Indians introduced All-Star LHP Andrew Miller to the Cleveland media on Monday prior to his first game with his new club.","dateOverride":"2016-08-01T12:51:08-07:00","authorOverride":"Hayden Grove","role":"Browns/Indians/Cavs Reporter","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/08/01/IMG_5564.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"d066fcc8-558e-4915-8c08-b0374c323458","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/01/IMG_5564.jpg","title":"Andrew Miller","alt":"","description":"Andrew Miller","credit":"Hayden Grove","focalPointX":51,"focalPointY":32,"width":3412,"height":1920},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"d066fcc8-558e-4915-8c08-b0374c323458","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/01/IMG_5564.jpg","title":"Andrew Miller","alt":"","description":"Andrew Miller","credit":"Hayden Grove","focalPointX":51,"focalPointY":32,"width":3412,"height":1920},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/Screen%20Shot%202015-10-09%20at%2011.06.02%20PM.png","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgzMTQyNzc","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzgzMTQyNzc","name":"Indians introduce All-Star LHP Andrew Miller to Cleveland","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzgzMTQyNzc","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2064043","externalId":"38314277","publishDate":"2016-08-01T22:15:32.735456Z","durationMilliseconds":147000,"tags":[],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_1e8af99b8f3a4d3f1d061c906f8b436e.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Indians introduce All-Star LHP Andrew Miller to Cleveland"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1677397","siteId":"381","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"sbb","siteFolder":"/mlb/scouting","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/scouting/story/1677397-2016-mlb-draft-best-available-day-2","shortUrl":"http://foxs.pt/1rgtQ4J","siteName":"Scouting Baseball","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Scouting Baseball","title":"2016 MLB Draft: Best available, day 2","subtitle":"","seotitle":"2016 MLB Draft: Best available, day 2","caption":"","deck":"Who are the best players still available at the start of day 2 of the draft? Scout MLB Draft Expert Jeff Ellis fills us in.","dateOverride":"2016-06-10T06:58:06-07:00","authorOverride":"Jeff Ellis","role":"MLB Draft Expert","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/03/02/heathquinn2.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"5c56b1f0-72af-4d92-8ce0-cd02732f8900","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/03/02/heathquinn2.jpg","title":"Heath Quinn, Samford University","alt":"","credit":"Samford Athletic Department","focalPointX":69,"focalPointY":36,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"5c56b1f0-72af-4d92-8ce0-cd02732f8900","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/03/02/heathquinn2.jpg","title":"Heath Quinn, Samford University","alt":"","credit":"Samford Athletic Department","focalPointX":69,"focalPointY":36,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/avatar/ellis.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsOTI4Njkw","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsOTI4Njkw","name":"2016 MLB Draft Video: Sean Murphy Wright State","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsOTI4Njkw","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/572266","externalId":"928690","publishDate":"2016-04-25T18:41:55.902568Z","durationMilliseconds":211000,"tags":["Wright State"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_be6bdffe00ddf4526fa820e923d1c872.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"2016 MLB Draft Video: Sean Murphy Wright State"},"offsiteStories":[{"nid":"102909","siteId":"143"}],"breakingNews":false}]},"noteConfiguration":[{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],"flags":[{"id":"show-club-activation-text","rule":"_.contains(['133', '138', '154', '155', '156'], siteId)"},{"id":"forums-editors-choice","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"facebook-signin","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"hide-clock","rule":"Date.now() >= new Date('2/4/2015')"},{"id":"proxy-api","rule":"true"},{"id":"disable-autoplay","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'FrontPage' && [204, 143, 8, 73, 196, 194].indexOf(+siteId) == -1) || typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"forum-comments","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"one-domain","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"warrior-tv","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"outbrain","rule":"!_.contains(['532'], siteId)"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-top","rule":"_.contains(['ForumTopics', 'Lobby', 'ForumTopicNew - new', 'ForumTopicNew - reply', 'ForumPrivateMailbox', 'ForumPrivateMessage', 'ForumPrivateMailboxSendTo', 'ForumPrivateMailboxReply'], viewType)"},{"id":"imgx-compression","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"include-addthis","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"vote-forums","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-embed-tool","rule":"screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"block-ads","rule":"_.contains(['333'], siteId)"},{"id":"forum-lobby-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [101, 64, 538, 228, 541, 25].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"block-ad-1x1","rule":"[143, 73, 75, 537, 532, 78, 12, 15, 540, 570, 156, 194, 238, 333, 14, 518, 106, 43, 10, 454, 334, 239, 6, 335, 44, 336, 165, 337, 455, 368, 512, 338, 166, 45, 340, 428, 341, 46, 148, 132, 342, 456, 429, 457, 430, 458, 167, 420, 47, 343, 459, 460, 168, 445, 546, 446, 16, 431, 164, 517, 433, 432, 135, 543, 241, 140, 130, 449, 219, 215, 205, 169, 461, 170, 462, 8, 171, 172, 173, 344, 48, 434, 345, 107, 347, 17, 415, 108, 174, 435, 350, 13, 348, 162, 175, 349, 176, 177, 136, 19, 463, 240, 204, 351, 203, 242, 464, 178, 564, 352, 465, 353, 179, 109, 354, 145, 146, 181, 515, 128, 182, 157, 210, 141, 425, 180, 444, 355, 436, 183, 438, 443, 439, 437, 356, 199, 513, 440, 357, 466, 184, 467, 358, 359, 18, 185, 187, 360, 186, 7, 110, 514, 511, 188, 361, 363, 202, 362, 364, 339, 346, 86, 365, 208, 366, 510, 189, 441, 190, 516, 191, 192, 147, 137, 468, 226, 159, 469, 193, 367, 442].indexOf(+siteId) == -1"},{"id":"premium-annual-member-check","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-card-video","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"carousel-forum-lobby","rule":"!_.contains(['541'], siteId)"},{"id":"scout-widget-mobile","rule":"true"},{"id":"editors-choice","rule":"siteId != 542"},{"id":"new-recruiting-hq","rule":"true"},{"id":"use-classic-forums-link","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"show-theme-classic-new-switch","rule":"[6,7,8,10,12,13,14,15,17,18,19,21,24,25,37,43,44,45,46,47,48,61,62,63,64,65,66,68,69,70,73,75,77,78,86,87,93,101,102,106,107,108,109,110,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,126,127,128,130,131,132,133,135,136,137,138,140,141,142,143,145,146,147,148,149,153,154,155,156,157,159,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,177,178,179,180,181,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193,194,196,197,199,201,202,203,204,205,207,208,210,215,220,222,224,225,226,228,230,232,234,235,236,238,239,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,248,249,250,251,252,254,255,256,258,259,260,261,262,263,264,265,266,267,268,269,270,271,272,273,274,275,276,277,279,280,281,282,283,284,285,286,287,288,289,290,291,292,293,294,296,297,298,300,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,310,311,312,313,314,315,317,318,320,321,322,323,325,326,327,328,329,330,331,332,333,334,335,336,337,338,339,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369,370,374,376,379,380,381,382,383,384,385,386,387,388,389,390,391,392,393,394,395,396,397,398,399,400,401,402,403,404,405,406,407,408,409,410,411,412,413,414,415,419,420,425,428,429,430,431,432,433,434,435,436,437,438,439,440,441,442,443,444,445,446,449,451,452,454,455,456,457,458,459,460,461,462,463,464,465,466,467,469,473,508,510,511,512,513,514,515,516,517,518,521,522,526,527,528,529,530,531,532,533,534,535,536,537,538,540,541,543,544,545,546,547,548,549,550,551,552,553,554,555,556,557,558,559,560,561,562,563,565,567].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"outbrain-footer","rule":"_.contains(['Lobby', 'ForumTopics', 'ForumThread', 'ForumThread - Message', 'ForumThread - ScrollTarget'], viewType) && _.contains(['Desktop', 'Tablet', 'Phone'], screen)"},{"id":"avery-strong","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"updatebar","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"new-nav-cider-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"enable-autoplay-carousel","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['FrontPage', 'MessageBoard'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop' && [6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 573, 576].indexOf(+siteId) > -1)"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories-as-photo","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"home-stream","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"auto-editors-choice","rule":"(Math.random() < 0.2 || siteId == '143') && siteId != '78'"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91","rule":"!_.contains(['156', '537'], siteId)"},{"id":"editable-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-widget-force-spotlight","rule":"true"},{"id":"new-player-detail","rule":"true"},{"id":"player-quick-view","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-forums","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-news","rule":"true"},{"id":"story-bottom-share","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-video","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-toggle","rule":"[6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"homepage-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 532, 228, 541].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"forum-board-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 532, 228, 541].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"player-detail-tags","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"top-ribbon-widget","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"new-story-page","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"debug-cors","rule":"email == 'genebarrier@gmail.com'"},{"id":"update-avatar","rule":"true"},{"id":"video-only-carousel","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-mute","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"upload-photos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":true,"sites":["7","8","14","15","16","18","46","109","145","146","162","168","175","177","179","181","204","215","224","355"]},{"id":"player-list-view-2","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"partitioned-forums-index","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"app-promo-interstitial","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"forum-instertial-ads","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"user-events","rule":"0.25","ruleFloat":0.25,"chance":0.25,"enabled":false},{"id":"merlin","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"homestream-native-ad","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"upload-videos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":false,"sites":["224"]},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-superleaderboard-top","rule":"[571,572,570,204,73,196,8,194,143,155,567,197,545,77,168,171,219,48,107,17,175,146,183,188,110,190,148,532,243,25,61,62,112,127,75,541,537,565,551,14,106,43,334,239,44,336,165,338,166,341,46,342,430,167,47,16,164,135,140,215,169,170,172,173,174,13,162,176,136,19,240,178,109,145,181,128,182,157,141,180,199,357,184,358,359,18,185,187,360,186,7,12,365,510,189,191,192,566,147,137,468,193,153,138,154,538,126,123,149,101,113,115,63,125,64,65,66,68,69,70,120,71,156,551,530,177,15,6, 454].indexOf(+siteId) === -1"},{"id":"enable-autoplay-story","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['StoryPage'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"forums-story-and-video-icons","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"disable-get-story-threads","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"march-madness","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"get-verb-player-search","rule":"true"},{"id":"national-video-link","rule":"true"},{"id":"premium-user","rule":"!!isPM"},{"id":"double-native-ads","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"topic-quick-reply","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-native-ad","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-sidebar","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-login","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory-first-slot","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"story-bottom-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 86, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 355, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"}],"menu":{"key":"5534","name":"Site 303 Menu","url":"","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"5535","name":"Forums\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums?s=[SiteID]","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5537","name":"Team Info\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=8&c=2&nid=[BASEBALLID]&yr=[YR_MLB_ROSTER]","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"5538","name":"Roster\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=8&c=2&nid=[BASEBALLID]&yr=[YR_MLB_ROSTER]","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5539","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13777","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5540","name":"Schedule\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/schedule","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5541","name":"Transactions\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13778","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12899","name":"Upcoming Events","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/upcoming-events","weight":1000,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"5536","name":"News\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&start=0&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5542","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13777","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"5543","name":"Standings\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13780","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5544","name":"Scoreboard\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13781","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5545","name":"Team Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13782","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5546","name":"Player Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13783","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"5547","name":"MiLB Rosters\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/Affiliates","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"5548","name":"MiLB Rankings\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=12&nid=287&lnid=287&pid=88&yr=[YR_MiLB_RANKINGS]","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9120","name":"Tickets\n","url":"http://tickets.[NETWORKHOST]/[SITEALIAS]-tickets?sid=[SUBDOMAIN]","weight":200,"external":true,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12103","name":"Draft Coverage","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/story/1644678-scout-s-2016-mlb-draft-central","weight":1000,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12374","name":"Shop","url":"http://scout.fanatics.com/MLB_New_York_Yankees/?utm_source=scoutcom_nav&utm_medium=bm_referral&utm_term=kw--Scout_NAV|cpn--no_coupon|offer--no_offer","weight":9999998,"external":true,"sectionHead":false}],"siteId":"303"},"networkMenu":{"key":"11863","name":"Network Menu","weight":-10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11864","name":"NCAA","url":"","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11881","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12395","name":"Network - NCAA - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"ncaa"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11882","name":"NCAA Football HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11883","name":"FB Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11884","name":"NCAA Basketball HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11885","name":"BK Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11886","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12740","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/ncaa-football-stadiums?sortBy=rating","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":0,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11865","name":"NFL","url":"","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11878","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12396","name":"Network - NFL - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nfl"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11877","name":"NFL HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11887","name":"Draft Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/nfl/[YR_NFL_DRAFT]-nfl-draft-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11888","name":"Fantasy","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11889","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12741","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/nfl-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":1,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11866","name":"MLB","url":"","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11891","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12397","name":"Network - MLB - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"mlb"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11890","name":"MLB HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11892","name":"Transactions","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/rumors/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11893","name":"Scouting","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/scouting/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11894","name":"Top Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/a.z?s=243&p=9&c=12&nid=287&lnid=287&pid=88&yr=[YR_MLB_DRAFT]","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12742","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/mlb-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":2,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11867","name":"Recruiting","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11896","name":"FB Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11897","name":"FB Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-prospects","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11898","name":"FB Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-commits","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11899","name":"FB Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11900","name":"JC Football","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12430","name":"JUCO Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-prospects?league=JUCO","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12431","name":"JUCO Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-commits?league=JUCO","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12432","name":"JUCO Visits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-visits?league=JUCO","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11902","name":"BK Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11903","name":"BK Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-prospects","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11904","name":"BK Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-commits","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":7,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11905","name":"BK Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=14&cfg=bb&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":8,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12423","name":"High School Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/high-school/blip/front","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":9,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":3,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11868","name":"More Sports","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11879","name":"NBA","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12399","name":"Network - More Sports - NBA - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nba"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11880","name":"Golf","url":"http://www.scout.com/golf/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12718","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12533","name":"Cleveland Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/cleveland-sports","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":4,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11869","name":"Fantasy","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12406","name":"Rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12433","name":"2016 Top 200","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12407","name":"QB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-quarterback-rankings","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12408","name":"RB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-running-back-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12409","name":"WR Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-rankings","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12410","name":"TE Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-tight-end-rankings","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12411","name":"K Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-kicker-rankings","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12412","name":"DEF Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defense-rankings","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12413","name":"DL Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defensive-lineman-rankings","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12414","name":"LB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-linebacker-rankings","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12415","name":"DB Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/[YR_NFL_FANTASY]-fantasy-football-defensive-back-rankings","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11876","name":"Fantasy HQ","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12400","name":"Tools","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12403","name":"Depth Charts","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/depth-charts.cfm","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12402","name":"Bye Weeks","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/byeweeks.cfm","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12401","name":"All Tools","url":"http://stage.scout.com/fantasy/story/1554317","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12404","name":"Strength of Schedule","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/strength_of_schedule.cfm","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12405","name":"Mock Draft Simulator","url":"http://fantasymockdraft.scout.com/simulator/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12416","name":"Daily Fantasy","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=ScoutFantasy.com&query=DFS","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12417","name":"Forums","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/forums","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12418","name":"Play","url":"http://www.playscoutfantasy.com/lobby.php","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12419","name":"Join","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/story/1557795-join-us-at-scout-fantasy","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":5,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11870","name":"Military","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":true,"children":[{"key":"11913","name":"Warrior","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"The latest news and tech from the field of combat.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/warrior.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11914","name":"Sniper's Hide","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"The #1 source of information for the world of long-range shooting and precision marksmanship.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/snipershide.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11917","name":"Deadliest Blogger","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/deadliest-blogger/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Military history from ancient battles to modern warfare.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/deadliestblogger.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":6,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11872","name":"Fishing","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11921","name":"North American Fisherman","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishing/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Fishing news and video from NAF.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/fisherman.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11922","name":"Wired2Fish","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews, guides, and how-to videos for serious anglers.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/wired2fish_1.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12546","name":"Fishhound","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishhound/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Tracking all things fishing...all the time.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/08/fishhound_tile.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11923","name":"Everything Smallmouth","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/smallmouth-bass/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Everything you need to know to catch more smallmouth bass.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/fishing_generic.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11924","name":"Fishulo","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishulo","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Where to go and what to use to catch more fish in Canada.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/02/01/fishulo_gold.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11980","name":"YakFishTV","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/kayak-fishing/","weight":5,"external":false,"description":"Showing the world what kayak fishing is all about.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/01/02/YakFishTV%20Icon.png","index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":7,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11871","name":"Hunting","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11918","name":"North American Hunter","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/hunting/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Hunting news, video, and gear reviews from NAH.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunter_square_v2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11919","name":"The Buck Advisors","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/whitetail-deer/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Expert advice for whitetail deer hunters.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunting_generic.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11920","name":"Backwoods Life","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/backwoods-life/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The official home of the Backwoods Life® Crew.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2015/12/30/backwoodslife_icon.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":8,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11873","name":"Living","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11927","name":"Gear","url":"http://www.scout.com/gear/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"News and reviews on the hottest gear, fastest cars, and latest tech.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gear2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11928","name":"Build","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/build","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews and how-to guides for the handyman.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/handy.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11931","name":"Tailgate","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Recipes, games, and guides for American's fastest-growing sport.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/tailgater.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12719","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/30/icon.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11930","name":"Garden","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/gardening/","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Tips and tricks for landscaping and lawn care.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gardening.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11929","name":"Cook","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/cooking/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Recipes and tutorial videos.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/cooking.png","index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":9,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"12398","name":"Membership","url":"http://www.scout.com/membership","weight":11,"external":true,"sectionHead":true,"index":10,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11874","name":"Tickets","url":"http://tickets.scout.com/","weight":12,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":11,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11875","name":"App","url":"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scout.com/id969228328","weight":13,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":12,"menu":"primary","isActive":false}]},"taxonomyInfo":{"id":"158","name":"New York Yankees","description":"","weight":3,"vocabulary":"scout","classificationNodes":[257],"forumIds":[1636,4099,4482,1637,3150,1638,2073,2074],"parentIds":["155"],"ancestorIds":["158","155","45"],"descendantIds":["158"],"mobile":true,"mobileType":"DoubleLevel","siteIds":["303"],"sites":[{"id":"303","name":"yankees (s=303)","domainName":"PinstripesPlus.com","description":"

Powered by Pinstripes Plus

\n","smallLogo":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/new_york_yankees.png","appDfpHierarchy":"299643/ScoutApp/Sports/MLB/yankees/","siteDfpHierarchy":"299643/Scout.com/Sports/MLB/yankees/","siteBrand":"Pinstripes Plus"}]},"noteConfigMap":[["TrendingForumSubThread",{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["StorySummary",{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["ForumSubThread",{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["AdUnit",{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["TrendingStorySummary",{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}]]}; var nyneveErrors = []; if (console && console.error) { try { var errors = nyneveErrors; for (var i=0; i < errors.length; i++) { var error = errors[i]; console.error('Nyneve Request Error: ', error); } } catch (e) { console.error('JSON parse error. Nyneve Request Errors.', e); } }