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College Top 25: March 24

Arizona State, which notched a pair of wins over Top 10 opponents, remains on top of the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings, but there was plenty of movement elsewhere as three teams moved up in the top five.

College | #2008#Top 25

Indiana Disciplined

Aaron Fitt -

The other day we wrote that Fresno State was reprimanded and coach Mike Batesole was suspended for two games for a benches-clearing incident against Indiana. Today, word has come down […]

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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Which prospects will make the biggest moves on the Top 100 list from this year to next? Does the Dodgers system have more talent on the way? Can the Tigers trade Brandon Inge for a young catcher and some relief help?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Jarvis Becomes Eligible

John Manuel -

Former Arizona State righthander Jason Jarvis will be eligible for the 2008 draft, according to his agent. Oscar Suarez, who also represents big leaguers such as Oscar Villareal and Joakim […]

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Bruce To Start In Triple-A

Ben Badler -

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, the top prospect in baseball, will start the season in Triple-A after the Reds re-assigned him to minor league camp today. Bruce isn’t likely to spend […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Bocock To Start At SS For Giants

Ben Badler -

Baseball America correspondent Andy Baggarly reports that Giants general manager Brian Sabean confirmed that Brian Bocock will be San Francisco’s starting shortstop on Opening Day. "He’ll have to play the […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BA Jinx Snares Beavers

Aaron Fitt -

True story: John Manuel and I were sitting in his office moments ago debating whether or not it was bad luck to appear on the cover of Baseball America’s College […]

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Weglarz Puts On Show In Taiwan

Ben Badler -

Indians outfielder Nick Weglarz was a big reason for Canada’s first-place finish at the final Olympic qualifier in Taiwan last week. The 20-year-old went 9-for-20 (.450) at the tournament with […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Marlins, Rays Spruce Up Sagging Markets

Josh Leventhal -

While promotions are as much a part of baseball history as Cracker Jacks and trading cards, teams like the Rays and Marlins are trying to overcome geographical and structural challenges by making their ballparks into destination attractions. Arriving to the park just before the first pitch and leaving after the seventh inning doesn't fit into their business model. Instead they invite fans to come early for a parking lot happy hour or concourse level mini-carnival and stay late for fireworks and a concert.

Minors | #2008#Business Beat

High School Injury Update

Nathan Rode -

A few prospects have come up on the injury radar recently, while others are returning to hopefully help their team boost their rankings. Outfielder/lefthander Aaron Hicks (Wilson HS, Long Beach) […]

Draft

Patton Has Successful Surgery

Ben Badler -

Baseball America correspondent Roch Kubatko reports that Orioles lefthander Troy Patton had surgery on his left shoulder yesterday. "His rotator cuff was clean," manager Dave Trembley said. "He should be […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Radar Love

Aaron Fitt -

Today’s mailbag deals with hard-throwers, but first let me pass along a note about one hard-thrower that has been shut down for the season. Oklahoma ace Stephen Porlier, who missed […]

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Devils Leave Dust

Aaron Fitt -

I’m sure I wasn’t the only college baseball fan on the East Coast who stayed up until 1 a.m. last night watching the Arizona State-Arizona game unfold on GameTracker. When […]

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