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Dropping Down

Brian McTaggart -Premium Content

The unusual sidearm delivery of righthander Sammy Gervacio made him stand out during the first few weeks of spring training. No matter which pitcher was sharing a bullpen mound with the 23-year-old Dominican, Gervacio usually garnered the most attention from fans and curious media.

Majors | #2008#Houston Astros#Organization Reports

Mathieson Working His Way Back

Ben Badler -

Toward the end of the 2006 season, it seemed unlikely that Phillies righthander Scott Mathieson would still be eligible for the 2008 Prospect Handbook. Mathieson had just cruised through Double-A and Triple-A, striking […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Big Blow For Gamecocks

Aaron Fitt -

South Carolina coach Ray Tanner had a bad feeling something might be wrong with bullpen ace Curtis Johnson after the senior righthander served up a game-winning two-run double to Furman’s […]

College

Hunter Update

Aaron Fitt -

It’s been two and a half weeks since we reported that Pepperdine ace righthander Brett Hunter, a flamethrower who figured to be drafted in the top half of the first […]

College

Braves Deal Yates To Pirates

Jim Callis -

The Braves had more relievers than they could use, while the Pirates didn't have enough. So the teams eased both situations with a trade on Wednesday, as Atlanta sent Tyler Yates to Pittsburgh for righthanded pitching prospect Todd Redmond.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Cole Dominates At Nat Classic

Nathan Rode -

FULLERTON, Calif.—Anticipation was building all day at the National Classic, as everyone was ready for Gerrit Cole’s start against Yucaipa (Calif.) HS, set for Tuesday night at Cal State Fullerton. […]

Draft

Get Me Those Stats–STAT!

Aaron Fitt -

The NCAA has released its first statistics report of the year (through Sunday’s games). Some of the more notable tidbits: Florida Atlantic senior outfielder Mike McKenna was leading the nation […]

College

Red Sox Nation in an Uproar

Josh Leventhal -

Baseball America editor in chief John Manuel arrived in the newsroom on Tuesday morning slightly irked that his pre-dawn wake-up call to the Red Sox Opening Day tilt in Japan […]

Minors

In His Blood

Aaron Fitt -

Most of the top 25 was in action Tuesday, and there were a few very good matchups. Pepperdine put up five in the first on Tyler Topp and held on […]

College

Royals Bolster Pen With Ramirez

Matt Eddy -

The Rockies had been shopping 26-year-old righthander Ramon Ramirez this spring as they attempted to make room for lefty specialist Micah Bowie. They found a taker Wednesday, sending Ramirez to the Royals for a player to be named.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Growing Together

Matt Blood -Premium Content

Heading up the Heritage baseball program, head coach Todd Fitz-Gerald is doing his job. Producing college players such as Stephen Clyne (Clemson), Kevin Davidson (Rollins), Dylan Gonzalez (Pepperdine), Ryan Akel (Boston College) and Matt Mansilla (College of Charleston), Fitz-Gerald has developed players and prepared them for college in a high school program that is anything but traditional.

High School | #2008#High Heat