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Law: Scouting a pitching showdown with major draft implications

South Florida's Shane McClanahan could be one of the top picks in the 2018 draft. Mike Janes/Four Seam Images via AP

Friday night's matchup between two of the top left-handed pitchers in the MLB draft class, South Florida's Shane McClanahan and Connecticut's Tim Cate, was one of the most anticipated of the year in the scouting community -- a pairing of potential first-round picks and a chance to see Cate without having to find Storrs on a map. (Hint: It's far. It doesn't matter where you are; it is far from there.)

McClanahan came into the game with an ERA of 0.00, allowing just three unearned runs in 30⅔ innings in his first five starts. UConn hung a six-spot on him in the second inning and he was outpitched by Cate in front of a crowd that featured at least 10 scouting directors and one GM.