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Buzz Worthy: Bradley, Meyer turn heads

Updated: February 25, 2011, 2:28 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

The amateur season is just a week old, two for some in the warmer climates, but it's never too early to affirm which names are generating the buzz from their early-schedule performances. While Rice's Anthony Rendon heats up -- six for his last nine -- and George Springer looks for a better second weekend after a 2-for-12 opening series, an LSU outfielder and a slew of arms take advantage.

The bats

Francisco Lindor, SS, Montverde Academy (Fla.)
Lindor, a switch hitter, drew dozens of scouts in his first week of play -- partially because there weren't a whole lot of other options that early in the season -- and promptly homered in his first at-bat, a shot estimated at more than 400 feet to right-center field as a left-handed batter. He's flashed the leather on several occasions, showing smooth actions at shortstop and plenty of arm. "He dazzled, certainly," said one talent evaluator of an American League club. "He's a really, really good athlete, a lot of quickness and a quick bat." Lindor, a Florida State commit, added a 3-for-3 outing earlier this week and continues to make what one scout called "ridiculous" plays with the glove.

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