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Top 50 Incoming Freshmen

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Here's a look at the top 50 incoming freshmen ranked by Aaron Fitt according to both immediate impact and long-term potential. As with most Baseball America rankings, the tie goes to better prospect.

College | #2007#Recruiting

Rockies Pick Up Lopez For Rotation

Jim Callis -

The Orioles didn't want to go to arbitration with Rodrigo Lopez and the Rockies sought another veteran starting pitcher. So the teams turned a trade on Friday, with Colorado picking up Lopez in exchange for Double-A righthanded relievers Jim Miller and Jason Burch.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What would the All-America team look like if players had to go to college for three years before being drafted? Who are the game's best players over the age of 35? What level of professional baseball are the winter leagues comparable to? What has happened to Kyle Sleeth and Tim Stauffer, the third and fourth picks in the 2003 draft?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

APR Fallout Will Change The Game

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Somewhere between the fire and brimstone raining down from the podium at the American Baseball Coaches Association Division I business meeting, the message started to set in with coaches throughout the huge conference room at the Marriott World Center convention center: Major changes are needed in college baseball's academic culture.

College | #2007#Season Preview

Ranking The Best College Programs

Matt Eddy and John Manuel -Premium Content

Ranking teams based on how we think they'll do this year wasn't enough for our 2007 College Preview. As we did in our 1997 College Preview, we decided to rank the programs themselves over a longer period of time performing a quantitative analysis of the top college programs to find out who comes out on top over the last eight seasons. We factor a school's winning tradition and quality of players in arriving at a final score.

College | #2007#Season Preview