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ouno

Russell, KY

#41 Jul 9, 2012
If Aaron McGlone was so good why didn't he go pro? Not being a smart ass, just curious. What possibly could have kept him from going pro? hmmm I guess you have to be more than "good" to be drafted. I am sure he was watched by many scouts.
GCHS FAN

Glen Ellyn, IL

#42 Sep 16, 2012
Aaron McGlone went on to play at the University of Kentucky, were he still owns some of their hitting and pitching records. As far as the pros....Did anyone see Moneyball. Scouts don't know what to look for. Aaron was 5-10 (180lbs) his Senior year at UK, not 6-5, and he could not run a 6.6 (60). But the kid could rake! He led the Cape Cod league one year in hitting as well (Junior year of college). My boy is the best I ever played with or against. Pro or no pro, he is the best the area has ever seen or will seen next to Don Gullett.
WTF

Broken Arrow, OK

#43 Sep 21, 2012
somebody really said dave burney??? what the frig???
ouno

Flatwoods, KY

#44 Sep 21, 2012
Oh, ok, question answered. Major League scouts don't know what they're doing? Seriously? Is that the best reason you can come up with as to why he didn't go pro? Aren't they responsible for finding the most talented baseball players they can? They find the best of the best that's exactly what they do.
CHEESE STIX

Flatwoods, KY

#45 Sep 21, 2012
GCHS FAN wrote:
Aaron McGlone went on to play at the University of Kentucky, were he still owns some of their hitting and pitching records. As far as the pros....Did anyone see Moneyball. Scouts don't know what to look for. Aaron was 5-10 (180lbs) his Senior year at UK, not 6-5, and he could not run a 6.6 (60). But the kid could rake! He led the Cape Cod league one year in hitting as well (Junior year of college). My boy is the best I ever played with or against. Pro or no pro, he is the best the area has ever seen or will seen next to Don Gullett.
I have read posts on Topix for several years and have seen my share of posts that were not thought out or didn't make much sense.This post that is staring me in the face right now has got to be the the dumbest one of them all.Major league scouts make millions each year to recruit the best they can find and if they do not produce then they are beating feet,simple as that!You have proven nothing with this comment except that you are a true GCHS Fan.Major league baseball has some of the best players now than in the history of the game,so where did they come from?Scouts went to watch them play in collage that is where.Just because you saw something in a movie doesn't mean it is true or else Freddy would have killed us all,dummy!Aaron was a good ball player and no one can argue with that however he just didn't have what it took to make it.You see this every year in all sports an athlete will excel in high school and collage but when they go pro they cant cut it and wind up riding the bench.It is a damn good thing they don't have scouts for stupid comments or you would be the number one draft pick.
Duh

Hurricane, WV

#46 Sep 21, 2012
CHEESE STIX wrote:
<quoted text>I have read posts on Topix for several years and have seen my share of posts that were not thought out or didn't make much sense.This post that is staring me in the face right now has got to be the the dumbest one of them all.Major league scouts make millions each year to recruit the best they can find and if they do not produce then they are beating feet,simple as that!You have proven nothing with this comment except that you are a true GCHS Fan.Major league baseball has some of the best players now than in the history of the game,so where did they come from?Scouts went to watch them play in collage that is where.Just because you saw something in a movie doesn't mean it is true or else Freddy would have killed us all,dummy!Aaron was a good ball player and no one can argue with that however he just didn't have what it took to make it.You see this every year in all sports an athlete will excel in high school and collage but when they go pro they cant cut it and wind up riding the bench.It is a damn good thing they don't have scouts for stupid comments or you would be the number one draft pick.
Learn how to spell "college", not "collage". Don't drink before you post. It's usually not good.
my say

Greenup, KY

#47 Sep 22, 2012
GCHS FAN wrote:
Aaron McGlone went on to play at the University of Kentucky, were he still owns some of their hitting and pitching records. As far as the pros....Did anyone see Moneyball. Scouts don't know what to look for. Aaron was 5-10 (180lbs) his Senior year at UK, not 6-5, and he could not run a 6.6 (60). But the kid could rake! He led the Cape Cod league one year in hitting as well (Junior year of college). My boy is the best I ever played with or against. Pro or no pro, he is the best the area has ever seen or will seen next to Don Gullett.
You answered your own question. He was 5'10 180 and could rake. That's great, but there are thousands of players across the nation who are 5'10 180 and can rake. What Aaron's problem was is that he was slow and had a below average arm. Could he hit? Yes, but that is all. Scouts look for 5 tools and Aaron had 2 if he was lucky. That is why he didn't get drafted.
kharma got him

Ashland, KY

#48 Sep 28, 2012
I know McGlone quiet well and it is my personal opinion that his lousy attitude and his belief that he is better than everyone else on EVERY level not just baseball sealed his fate!I think Kharma dealt him a blow where he ended up right back in good old Greenup County where he had many times boasted that he was going to blow this hick town and hit the BIGS!Well he made a poor showing as a coach at the high school as I hear it, only stayed like one or two seasons...one I think and then back off to be a drug rep because that baseball career that he always boasted he had to fall back on just didn't pan out and being a dinky little high school coach just wasn't what he had in mind... moral of this story. Be careful how you treat the little people and the little town you come from on your way up and don't let your bat get too big for your baseball britches.
GCO SCOUT

Ardsley, NY

#49 Oct 3, 2012
Class of 1973 had some great players like Gary Miller
The Truth

Springfield, NJ

#50 Oct 3, 2012
Some of the best players and athletes never played.
uncle Rico

United States

#51 Oct 3, 2012
The Truth wrote:
Some of the best players and athletes never played.
I was the best QB Greenup ever had...if I played. I could throw a football over them mountains if coach woulda just gave me a chance. What a joke.
IMO

Marion, OH

#52 Oct 5, 2012
The Truth wrote:
Some of the best players and athletes never played.
I agree. Baseball in GC has always been very political and many boys who are great coming into high school don't get to play because they don't have the right connections. Also many coaches unfortunately insist that their players don't play any other sport, so the players end up having to choose between baseball, football or basketball. So you're right some of the best athletes never played.
In my opinion the top 5 players to come out of GCHS would be Aaron McGlone, Duke Haywood, Shane Timberlake, Ryan Wells and the Reeder twins. Well the top 6.
Aaron McGlone was also a great football player. He had a great work ethic and practiced hard. No matter what anyone says he was very much an above average player and not just in GC. He was KY's Mr.Baseball after all.
Madhatter

United States

#53 Oct 15, 2012
I knew Aaron McGlone when he was a young boy in the sixth grade. He started as a six grader on the eight grade football team. He was a very well manner kid. He loved the game and he was absolutely a great kid. I believe to make it to the majors u also got to have a little luck especially if u r in a class were u don't stand out tremendously. I've been told his coach had over favorites on the team who he tried to help make it to the pros. We all know sometimes its who u know. Aaron did have some great credentials but he did lack speed.
Blood

United States

#54 Oct 23, 2012
Gotta throw c/o 10 in there zack reed, Zack James, Dakota Greenslate and Ethan Hardin, and before that billy Logan Eric craft, Tyler Hieneman, Austin wright, Jesse kegley
imo

Ashland, KY

#55 Oct 24, 2012
Darren Hayden was pretty good. Jesse Kegley was also.
Not great

Flatwoods, KY

#56 Oct 26, 2012
been there wrote:
I remember Aaron playing varsity baseball for GCHS while he was still attending McKell Middle School. He was a great player!!
If he was so great, y did he never make the Bigs
mcglone

Flatwoods, KY

#57 Oct 26, 2012
Too little speed and too much arrogance, rumor was he turned down signing bonus out of high school because it wasnt large enough, "the love of more" money is the root of all evil!... at least give him a bigger "Mr. Baseball" banner to hang from the rafters. U cant even make out what it says for crying out loud
wowser

Ashland, KY

#58 Nov 29, 2012
yea
most of these guys played on the same team and they still sucked... period... I graduated in '94 so...
mentioning these guys in the same paragraph as Don Gullett is comparing a kids amongst a man. Fact...
size has nothing to do with it Don was under 6' foot tall and weighed only 170 lbs, and could flat run over top of any of these guys..
Don Jr sucked was a mediocre player at best.. If they was so good they would have been pro out of highschool or shortly after period....
Top 5

United States

#59 Aug 27, 2013
McGlone batted over .550 his senior year 1996.
Jeremy Music also batted over .500 in 1997 when they lost to Boyd Co. In the finals who had Casey Davis but beat out Brandon Webb and Ashland.

The 1996 team was loaded

Great pitching rotation:

McGlone, both reeder twins, Brandon Kitchen

They went 36-2 that year and one loss was to PRP in the state championship game

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