By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
July 13, 2012
Austin Aune is an Oppenheimer guy, high school guy with high offensive ceiling. So Opp breaks out the old man’s checkbook and takes the chance. It’s really the old Atlanta Braves way — um, the OLD Atlanta Braves way, ahem — you go hard at high school bats and build long term. Or you trade the dude away for bullpen help in three years, whatever comes first.
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