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Injury Hurting Gavin Brooks' Draft Projection

Brooks Is Finally Throwing Again

Gavin Brooks is one of the brightest prospects in California, ranking among the top three prep players in the state. However a torn rotator cuff is currently standing in the way of playing in professional baseball after his senior year. The injury was a gradual process which eventually became too much for Brooks to take, and after visiting several doctors decided surgery was the best method to rehab it. Will Brooks be ready for the 2006 draft? He talked to Scout.com about those chances.

The injury began to occur in 2004, but Brooks cites it was a gradual process. He knew something was wrong, but was always able to pitch with the discomfort. Eventually the discomfort never went away, and Brooks began visiting many doctors to get their opinions on the problem and what the rehab process should be. After taking a MRI on July 12 the doctors realized Brooks had a 2% tear in his...

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