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College Top 25: April 2

Butting heads with South Carolina, Vanderbilt went on the road and took its series against the Gamecocks to reclaim the No. 1 spot in Baseball America's Top 25 rankings. Commodores' Fr. LHP Mike Minor, who was making the first weekend start of his career, struck out nine in 7.0 innings to pick up the win and clinch the series victory on Saturday.

College | #2007#Top 25

High School Top 50 Poll: April 2

The staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association compile the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls are conducted once every two weeks and released every other Monday throughout the season. The final poll will be released June 18. Records indicated do not include ties.

High School | #2007#Team Rankings

BAPR Plus: Los Angeles Dodgers

J.J. Cooper -

The Dodgers didn’t have any rookie make their Opening Day roster, but that didn’t keep them from having some interesting prospect performances at spring training. Who’s Hot: After flirting with […]


BAPR Plus: San Diego Padres

J.J. Cooper -

As we move on to the National League, we’ll once again start with the West Division. Who’s Hot: Kevin Kouzmanoff has been everything the Padres expected this spring, he’s hit […]


More Sleepers

Chris Kline -

CLEARWATER, Fla.–Sleepers are fun, so as we empty the spring training notebook in anticipation of Opening Day, we’™ll dedicate at least the beginning of this blog entry to some potential […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: Baltimore Orioles

J.J. Cooper -

The Orioles spent most of their spring looking at veterans, as most of their prospects are in the lower levels of the system, but a couple of former prospects from […]


Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who are the top 10 pitchers in the world? What would a big league team of 2000 draftees look like, with no more than one player from each round? Who are the best defensive infielders in college baseball?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

SoCal Showdown Full Of Fireworks

Alan Matthews -

The country's best high school hitter, Cypress (Calif.) High third baseman Josh Vitters was a part of one of the most notable high school showdowns of the early-season scouting calendar. The championship game of the annual Loara Tournament pitted the sweet-swinging Vitters against a pair of talented pitchers from Long Beach's nationally ranked Wilson High, as well as Wilson infielder Ryan Dent.

High School | #2007

Fridays Are Made For Schmidt

Aaron Fitt -

Taking Nick Schmidt out of a ballgame requires a delicate touch. After all, there's a reason the Arkansas coaches pretty much leave their ace lefthander alone on days he pitches. They're just trying to stay out of his way.

College | #2007

A Week Without Weeks

Aaron Fitt -

Miami preseason All-America second baseman Jemile Weeks did not make the trip to Clemson this weekend, and the Hurricanes hope to have him back on the field next week. Weeks […]