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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.

It's good to be back! After a hiatus from the column, Behind the Backstop is here to provide you with useful information in your player evaluations/procurement.

As part of the column, I would like to feature the following each week.
- Recent Callups
- Players making their big league debuts
- Hot Prospects down on the farm to keep an eye on
- A buy or sell featured player each week from the major leagues
- Potential closers to keep an eye on who could emerge in the ninth inning soon

This Week's Featured Callup

Corey Knebel is a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher with the Tigers who had a dubious debut on May 24. Knebel, a supplemental round draft pick from the 2013 First Year Player Draft, is the second player from last year's Draft to make his MLB debut. Cleveland left hander Kyle Crockett was the first. After a shaky debut, Knebel threw two scoreless innings in his next outing

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