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Greg Halman, 1987-2011

Before his fatal stabbing, the Mariners' Dutch farmhand was breaking through

Originally Published: November 21, 2011
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Scouting Greg Halman at a game in Rotterdam, Holland was the very first assignment Twins scout Andy Johnson, then a coach in Cologne, Germany, received in 2003. Halman was just 16 years old but Johnson said the player had such a presence "that he owned that small bit of real estate in Rotterdam that day."

Johnson watched eagerly as Halman showed power, speed, a strong arm, an excellent glove, and an ability to hit a breaking ball. "I remember thinking that if this is what all prospects ...

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