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February 18, 2011

Bigger Than Bryce Harper? Potentially.

Move over Bryce Harper...America has a new favorite high school baseball player.

Not since the number one pick in the 2010 MLB draft was hitting tape measure home runs for Las Vegas High School has a high school player gotten this much national attention.

I mean, do a Google search for junior pitcher Scotty McCreery and you'll find close to 400,000 entries to choose from.

Look for dude on Facebook or Twitter and you'll find an endless number of fan pages and tweets like "I love Scotty McCreery. He's a cutie" (courtesy of @kaylabeliebs) or "The boy from Garner...his name is Scotty McCreery he's my favorite!" (courtesy of @Tay_Laura_B_Fan).

But, as you might have guessed, it has nothing to do with the 6-1 record and 1.04 ERA that he posted last year for Garner High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

You see, the 17-year-old righty isn't striking them out on the playing field (yet)...he's been too busy mowing down the competition on the latest installment of "American Idol".

You read that right. 

McCreery is, currently, one of the 60 finalists that made it through the always tough "Hollywood Week" and the judges and fans alike are loving him.

“Some of the girls that know Scotty have known he can sing,” Garner junior first baseman Alec Hulmes told “But now it’s just like, girls come up to him left and right.”

So could this kid from North Carolina end up bigger than Bryce Harper?  It's a possibility given the size of the national stage he might be on next week at this time.


Anonymous said...

we may never see the likes of bryce harper. this kid will be in the majors before this 2011 season is over. i guarantee you he is one of a kind.

Anonymous said...

who are we kidding, he should first start by wiping off that ridiculous face paint that he thinks looks so sloppy. Perhaps maybe work on his overall game rather that just tape measure shots with ehhh an aluminum bat. Humm, long ways to go kid, sure you haven't messed with peds?

Anonymous said...

bryce are kidding right...flash in the wanna be pan. who cares. should have went to he could live a normal life. it is going to be soo hard on him when he doesnt make in baseball.