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If At First . . .

John Manuel -Premium Content

The old draft adage is that teams take what the draft gives them. This draft has hitters, and most of the nation's top hitters who are draft-eligible play first base. The significant exceptions—Florida State catcher Buster Posey, California prep catcher Kyle Skipworth, Georgia shortstop Gordon Beckham and (unrelated) Georgia prep shortstop Tim Beckham—all play middle-of-the-diamond positions. The other exception, Vanderbilt third baseman Pedro Alvarez, is the draft's No. 1 talent.

Draft | #2008#Draft Preview

Stanford Survives

Aaron Fitt -

We wrote on the College Blog earlier this weekend that Stanford was running out of fresh arms and would have to bash its way to a super-regional. That’s just what […]


SAL All-Star Rosters Announced

Jim Shonerd -

Rosters for the South Atlantic League’s All-Star game have been announced. The game will be played June 17 in Greensboro. NORTHERN DIVISION PITCHERS PLAYER POS TEAM ORGANIZATION Ryan Miller LHP […]


Hays Steps Down At Texas Tech

Aaron Fitt -

Texas Tech’s Larry Hays, the fourth-winningest coach in college baseball history, announced his retirement from coaching today. Hays, who has won 1,509 games in his 39-year coaching career (including the  […]


Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between May 18 and 28. Last week’s transactions available here. Transactions will not be published next week, but will return the […]

Minors | #Transactions

D-II: Mount Olive Wins Title

Mike Ehrlich -

Top-ranked Mount Olive (N.C.) brought home its first ever Division II national championship this weekend after beating Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 6-2 in the title game. The Trojans went 3-0 at […]


Weekend Recap, Monday Preview

Aaron Fitt -

Ten teams punched their tickets to super-regionals with 3-0 performances in regionals this weekend, while "if-necessary" games became necessary in six other regionals. Here’s a look back at Sunday’s action […]


Gassed For a Promotion

Josh Leventhal -

Fort Myers has offered consumers a reason for hope as they negotiate rising gas prices and abandoned SUVs on their way to the ballpark. Every Monday night, the high Class […]