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Tory Hernandez

Tory Hernandez

Tory's experience in the baseball industry includes a four-year stint as the Manager of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, where his responsibilities were comprised of contract negotiation, advance scouting, and the development and implementation of the organization's statistical research methods and use of analytics. Most recently, Tory served as the Director of Pro Scouting & Recruiting for Boras Corporation.

The Arizona Fall League is two-and-a-half weeks into its 2013 season. The Mesa Solar Sox and Surprise Saguaros lead their respective divisions but among the players, I thought we'd check in on a "Who's Hot, Who's Not" list this week.

We've all seen the daily numbers Cubs 2013 first-round pick Kris Bryant is putting up. He leads the league in hitting at .422 and with five home runs and 16 RBI -- leading all three Triple Crown categories. If Bryant weren't a Scott Boras client, we might see him early in 2014, but because the Cubs are unlikely to contend next year, Bryant probably will spend most if not all of next year in the minor leagues. Bryant is the type of talent who would garner an Evan Longoria-type deal, even from a large market team like the Cubbies. However, Boras won't go for that and because of this fact, it will delay Bryant's arrival to the North Side. The San Diego native has the talent to probably hold his own out of spring training next year with the pare

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