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Three Strikes: April 28

Aaron Fitt -

Strike One: Just Another Big Weekend For UNC CARY, N.C.–Sunday was Senior Day for North Carolina–the final home weekend game for seniors Chad Flack, Rob Wooten, Kyle Shelton, Mike Facchinei, […]

College | #Three Strikes

American Heritage Returns To The Top

The curse of No. 1 continues as Tupelo (Miss.) High dropped three games after taking over the top spot. American Heritage High (Plantation, Fla.) returns to the spotlight with their team that has been compared with a junior college lineup. Plano (Texas) West High made another big jump to No. 6 from No. 15.

High School | #2008#Team Rankings

Aggies Keep Climbing

Miami swept conference foe Virginia to remain on top of the Baseball America Top 25 rankings for the fourth consecutive week, but there was plenty of shuffling elsewhere in the new rankings. A pair of Big 12 teams made big moves to break into the Top 10 this week. Oklahoma State swept its weekend series with Kansas to move up to No. 9, and Texas A&M swept then-No. 4 Missouri, giving the Aggies wins in 20 of their last 21 games, to move up from No. 18 to No. 10.

College | #2008#Top 25

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Have Rick Ankiel and Josh Hamilton lived up to their scouting reports? Could Tim Alderson be better than fellow 2007 first-rounder Rick Porcello? What should the Astros do with the No. 10 overall pick?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Scherzer Called Up To Arizona

Matt Eddy -

Triple-A batters had provided little opposition thus far for Diamondbacks righthander Max Scherzer, so Arizona called him up for Sunday’s game, reportedly to pitch in relief. He had been scheduled […]

Minors

Jays Catcher Jaspe Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Blue Jays minor league catcher Jonathan Jaspe received a 50-game suspension, effective immediately, for testing positive for nandrolone metabolites, a performance-enhancing substance. The switch-hitting backstop signed with Toronto out of […]

Minors

Hagadone May Have TJ

Josh Leventhal -

BA’s Red Sox correspondent Alex Speier reports that lefthander Nick Hagadone is scheduled to visit famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham on Monday to determine if he will […]

Minors

AAA Dish: Bruce Gets Busy

Matt Eddy -

It’s a Prospect Hot Sheet Friday, so an abbreviated look at Triple-A newsmakers from Thursday’s games. Aaron Laffey got called up, Radhames Liz struck out 10, Jay Bruce doubled and […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

High A Dish: Hot Bats Continue

Nathan Rode -

Chris Valaika stayed hot, Barry Enright got his first victory, and Tommy Hanson hasn’t gotten any easier to hit. California League Bakersfield (Rangers) 6, Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) 4 Third baseman […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Draft Rule Changes

Jim Callis -

MLB has announced two minor rules interpretations that will affect this and future drafts. The Braves and Red Sox saw the position of their compensation picks drop 18 spots each, […]

Draft

Red Wings, Twins Extend PDC

Josh Leventhal -

Check another team off the list of available Triple-A affiliates. In a move that can hardly be considered a surprise, Rochester (International) and the Twins extended their player development contract […]

Minors